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Latitude: 52.4851 / 52°29'6"N
Longitude: -1.9195 / 1°55'10"W
OS Eastings: 405564
OS Northings: 287464
OS Grid: SP055874
Mapcode National: GBR 5W7.21
Mapcode Global: VH9YW.PS3T
Entry Name: Public Library
Listing Date: 22 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1076161
English Heritage Legacy ID: 217643
Location: Birmingham, B18
Electoral Ward/Division: Soho
Built-Up Area: Birmingham
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Ladywood
Church of England Diocese: Birmingham
5104 Ladywood B18
SP 0587 SE 27/7 22.5.72
1893 by Martin and Chamberlain, a small but richly designed Gothic style
library on corner site with Icknield Street. Bright red brick with the
partnership's typical wealth of simply modelled terracotta dressings and
decoration. Prominent corner clock tower over entrance with pinnacle clasped
spire. Steep gable end tiled roof with cresting tiles. Finialed gabled
window bays with lofty paired lancets containing ogee arched and pointed
lights with decorative terracotta panels between floors. Triple group
with taller gabled centre light, under pyramid roof to west end of south
front. Interior galleried with balconies. Supported by marble columns.
Pointed barrel vault over open 2 storey space.
Listing NGR: SP0556487464
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