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Office Row, West of East Gate at Soho Foundary, Smethwick

Description: Office Row, West of East Gate at Soho Foundary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219287

OS Grid Reference: SP0362088825
OS Grid Coordinates: 403620, 288825
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4973, -1.9481

Location: 154 Foundry Lane, West Bromwich, Sandwell B66 2LP

Locality: Smethwick
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: B66 2LP

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Listing Text

SP 08 NW
9/77 Office Row, west of
30.3.87 east gate at
Soho Foundry


Row of seven houses, now offices. Early to mid-C19. Buff-coloured brick
with slate roof. Two storeys. All openings have segmental heads. At the
left is a taller block of three bays under a hipped roof. The paired door-
ways are in the central bay. The other five former houses are each of two
bays. The right hand bay of each has a blind recess on the first floor and
a doorway below. The doorway of the right hand house is now blocked. Chimneys
to each side of taller block, and to right of third and fourth houses. Soho
Foundry is on the site of the foundry established in 1796 by Boulton, Watt
and Sons for the manufacture of steam engine parts. These houses stood out-
side the gates of the original foundry. The left hand house is said to have
been occupied for a few years by William Murdock (1754 - 1839), the company's
chief engine erector and a pioneer of gas lighting. (Gale, W K V, Soho Foundry,

Listing NGR: SP0361988826

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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