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Lench's Trust Almshouses the Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Nechells, Birmingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4692 / 52°28'9"N

Longitude: -1.8801 / 1°52'48"W

OS Eastings: 408239

OS Northings: 285702

OS Grid: SP082857

Mapcode National: GBR 64D.SR

Mapcode Global: VH9Z3.C6DF

Entry Name: Lench's Trust Almshouses the Lodge

Listing Date: 18 March 1976

Last Amended: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076191

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217522

Location: Birmingham, B12

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Nechells

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Highgate

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

RAVENHURST STREET
1. Highgate B17
5104 Nos 35 to 38 (consec)
(The Lodge) and Lench's
Trust Almshouses
(Nos 1 to 36 (consec))
(formerly listed as Nos
35 to 38 (consec) Lenches
Trust Almshouses and Lodge)
under Camp Hill)

SP 0885 NWt 53/14 18.3.76
II
2.
Dated 1849, an almshouse close of red brick with atone dressings, in a Jacobean
style. Designed by J H Hornblower and Haylock - similar to the same architects
almshouses in Ladywood. To the street a symmetrical composition of central
matron's lodge and flanking walls linking with gable ends of 2 wings stretching
back south to form close. Doorways in flanking wall either side of matron's
lodge. The latter is of 2 storeys and attic with ogee shaped gable. Gabled
ends of wings richly decorated with tripartite panels containing inscription,
surmounted by chimney stacks. Matron's lodge has 3-light mullioned window
with drip mould, to ground floor. Moulded capping to flanking screen walls
carried over gable ends of wings as stringcourse. Within the close, the wings
present 3 bay elevations to the central lawn with the south closed by a pair
with centre break. Each 3 bay elevation contains 3 almshouse units. Two storeys
red brick. Tiled roofs with eaves cornice; cresting tiled and stepped chimney
stacks on ridges. Two light small toned casement windows. Entrances to internal
porches have 4-centred arches with drip moulds. The close elevation of the
matron's lodge has a 2 storey canted bay with small parted casement lights
and 3-light attic casement with drip mould surmounted by shaped gable.

Listing NGR: SP0823985702

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