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Lightwoods House, Lightwoods Park, Smethwick

Description: Lightwoods House, Lightwoods Park

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 March 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 219292

OS Grid Reference: SP0203886012
OS Grid Coordinates: 402038, 286012
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4720, -1.9714

Locality: Smethwick
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: B67 5BG

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Listing Text

SP 08 NW
9/81 Lightwoods House,
21.3.49 Lightwoods Park


House. Late C18, re-fronted mid-C19. Brick with stucco dressings and slate
roof. A symmetrical composition of two storeys and five bays, with chamfered
quoins. The three central bays project, also with chamfered quoins, and with
a pediment. The ground floor windows have rusticated surrounds and keystones.
The first floor windows, above a cornice, are sashed, have segmental heads, and
are flanked by pilasters with triglyphs over. Each has an apron with blind
balustrade and a segmental pediment with scallop shell motif. The porch has
rusticated engaged columns, triglyph frieze, and balustrade. The doorway has
a round head. Set back to the left is a one-bay pedimented pavilion, remain-
ing from the C18 building. At the rear is a Venetian stair window with Doric
columns as mullions. The VCH gives a sketch plan and elevation of the original
house, showing the extent of the C19 alterations. They state that a brick to
the east of the porch is inscribed: "Jonathan Grundy, June 19, 1780". (VCH,
pp 101, 102).

Listing NGR: SP0203886012

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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