Description: Lodge Estate Primary School
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219327
OS Grid Reference: SO9989391078
OS Grid Coordinates: 399893, 291078
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5176, -2.0030
SANDWELL MB OAK LANE
SO 99 SE
4/115 Lodge Estate Primary School
School. 1903. Red brick and terra cotta with tile roof. Single storey.
Centre of facade has tower flanked by gabled projections. At both sides
there are six-bay links to projecting end gables. These outer gables, and
the right hand central gable, have triple windows with elliptical terra
cotta heads. All gables have elaborate terra cotta decoration, with
cornices, copings and finials. The windows have timber mullions and transoms.
The outer pairs of windows to each link have segmental heads with egg-and-dart
decoration. The central pairs of windows have twin gables and taller windows
with elliptical heads. The gable to the west of the tower has triple windows
with heads swept upwards in the centre. At the base of the tower a door
surround incorporates a 3-light mullioned window, pediment, and inscription:
"Infants". Above is a cartouche inscribed: "Lodge Estate Schools 1903" framed
by Ionic pilasters below a cornice. Above this a central louvred opening is
flanked by paired pilasters which extend upwards above their capitals to a
cornice. The upper stage of the tower has four louvred openings separated by
engaged columns. The pyramid roof is capped by an open timber cupola with
leaded ogee roof and weather vane.
Listing NGR: SO9989391078
Source: English Heritage
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