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Gateway and Gates Approximately 50 Metres West of Canteen at Soho Foundry, Smethwick

Description: Gateway and Gates Approximately 50 Metres West of Canteen at Soho Foundry

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219288

OS Grid Reference: SP0358788708
OS Grid Coordinates: 403587, 288708
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4963, -1.9486

Location: Avery Road, West Bromwich, Sandwell B66 2LP

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

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Listing Text

SP 08 NW
9/78 Gateway and gate
approximately 50 metres
30.3.87 west of canteen at
Soho Foundry


Gateway and gate. 1837, moved to present position in C20. Cast iron with
surround of sandstone and brick. Gate has flat top and some attached stylised
floral decoration and is set within an ovolo-moulded sandstone surround with
round arch. The keystone is inscribed: "AD 1837". Within the tympanum of the
arch is a cast iron figure of an elephant. A C20 inscription beside the gateway
reads: "This cast iron gate and arch were brought here from the residence of
James Watt, Heathfield Hall, Handsworth, built 1790 demolished 1925". Soho
Foundry is on the site of the foundry established in 1796 by Boulton, Watt and
Sons for the manufacture of steam engine parts.

Listing NGR: SP0358788708

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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