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Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Description: Highbury Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 217837

OS Grid Reference: SP0682082690
OS Grid Coordinates: 406820, 282690
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4421, -1.9011

Location: 2 Yew Tree Road, Birmingham B13 8QG

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B13 8QG

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Listing Text

Moseley B13
Highbury Hall
(formerly listed as
Highbury Moor Green)
SF 08 SE 12/75 21.1.70
Dated 1879 by J H Chamberlain for the fit Bon Joseph Chamberlain llP whose
house it was from 1880 to 1914. Extensive modern additions have been made
since the house became in 1915 a hospital and later an old peoples' home.
Red brick with stone dressings and some applied timberwork in the gables;
tiled roof with richly carved brick eaves cornice. Mostly of 2 storeys plus
attic, but partly of 3 storeys. Asymmetrical composition essentially L
shaped in plan. Original panelled double doors with stained glass tympanum
within a richly moulded stone arch on 2 orders of pink marble shafts with
gable above. Left and right gabled pilasters. Above, a 2 light window
with richly carved tympanum and gable. The windows pointed and mostly
of plate tracery trype. Much use everywhere of decorative materials and
carved, especially cut brick, decoration. The right hand return is the
garden facade, again asymmetrical but esentially a long 2 storeyed wing
with two 2 storeyed bay windows and a 3 storyed wing with a 3 storeyed
stone canted bay window in it. Interior of great richness. The Great
Hall, with floor of variegated woods, rises through 2 storeys to a timber
and glazed roof. At one end of the room, the staircase rises behind the
first floor balcony to appear through an arcade of 5 arches with pink marble
shafts set in a tile diapered wall at the other end, a richly marbled
fireplace with carved panels and tiles and a reredos like mirror with crocketted
gables. Walls with pink marble pilasters, panelled dado, tiles and carved
foliage panels. Gilt gesso to the underside of the balcony, which has
geometrical railings. Huge central brass gasolier. Off this hall, the
principal rooms all with Gothic panelled doors with good brass furniture,
elaborate fireplaces with coloured marbles, carved foliage panels, tiles
and rich ceiling cornices. The former Billiard Room is L shaped with an
arcade of 3 bays with marble piers and 2 centred arches. Panelled dado;
richly coffered wooden ceiling with painted foliage, inlay work and geometrical
panelling; fireplace with brass surround, pink and white marbles and foilage

Listing NGR: SP0682082690

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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