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44, Waterloo Street B2, Birmingham

Description: 44, Waterloo Street B2

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 November 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 217749

OS Grid Reference: SP0690886973
OS Grid Coordinates: 406908, 286973
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4806, -1.8997

Location: 39 Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5QB

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B2 5QB

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Listing Text

City Centre B2
No 44
SP 0686 NE 33/35 5.11.81
C1900. Brick and terracotta. In a Perpendicular Gothic style. Five storeys;
3 bays in the rhythm 1:2 plus the polygonal corner turret with entrance below
and another 4 bays on the return in Temple Row West. Ground floor with a
subsidiary entrance up steps and within a cusped and sub-cusped arch with
finial and 2 cusped and sub-cusped arched windows. The principal entrance up
steps and flanked by 2 orders of colonnettes and dainty decoration in the
stilted arches; left and right polygonal shafts carrying beasts bearing shields
inscribed O and A. First, second and third floors each with 3 cross windows
with cusped lights and set between horizontal moulded bands variously treated
in their details. Fourth floor with three 2 light ogee headed windows. Thin
banded polygonal buttresses rise either side of bay 1 almost to parapet height;
even thinner moulded shafts rise likewise left, right and between the other bays.
The polygonal corner turret is fenestrated similarly - as is the return on Temple
Row West. All except ground and first floor windows with original leaded lights.
Parapet with complex gable-cum-chimney, parapet and corner polygonal turret with
pointed slate roof.

Listing NGR: SP0689886970

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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