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Description: The Big House
Date Listed: 18 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 219276
OS Grid Reference: SO9899889711
OS Grid Coordinates: 398998, 289711
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5053, -2.0162
SANDWELL MB CHURCH STREET (west side)
SO 9889 NE
SO 9989 NW Oldbury
15/67 No 44 (The Big House)
House, now offices. Early C18. Brick in Flemish bond with painted stone
dressings and hipped slate roof. Double-depth plan. A symmetrical composition
of three storeys and five bays with chamfered quoins. Windows are boxed sashes
with glazing bars and stone lintels with keystones. Band above each storey,
and moulded eaves cornice. Door of eight raised and fielded panels with
panelled reveals. Timber doorcase of reeded engaged columns and swan-necked
pediment, the latter closed at the top by an additional open triangular pediment.
Within the pediment is painted: "AD 1705". At the rear some windows have elliptical
brick arches. Interior: the principal ground floor rooms each have an exposed
ceiling beam. The right hand front room has an inglenook fireplace with re-used
timber bressummer and panelled jambs, now containing a cast iron hob grate with
Adamesque decoration. The open-well stair has an open string, three turned
balusters to each tread, and a ramped and wreathed handrail. The interior doors
are mostly of raised and fielded panels. On the second floor are two panelled
doors of c1700.
Listing NGR: SO9899889711
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Source: English Heritage
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