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Lench's Trust Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4736 / 52°28'24"N

Longitude: -1.9202 / 1°55'12"W

OS Eastings: 405519

OS Northings: 286188

OS Grid: SP055861

Mapcode National: GBR 5VC.X5

Mapcode Global: VH9Z2.N3R2

Entry Name: Lench's Trust Almshouses

Listing Date: 26 August 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217343

Location: Birmingham, B16

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Edgbaston St George with St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

LADYWOOD MIDDLEWAY
1.
5104
Ladywood B16
Lench's Trust Almshouses
SP 08 NE 7/62A
SP 0586 SW 37/6 26.8.81
II
2.
Dated 1858, by J H Hornblower and Haylock. Red brick; stone dressings; shaped
tiled roofs. In a Jacobean style. To the street a symmetrical composition created
by a central matron's lodge and 2 wings stretching back from a flanking wall with
a single door in it just to the left of the matron's lodge. This has a shaped
gable; the wings have gables with lushly decorated tripartite panels containing
identical inscriptions and are surmounted by chimneys. The matron's lodge has at
ground level a tripartite mullioned and transomed window with, above, a tripartite
mullioned window with hood mould. The wall has a moulded capping stone which
continues across the facade of the wings as stringcourses. Within the precinct,
a lawn with, facing onto it, 12 almshouses, 6 each side. Two-light casement windows
to both ground and first floors. Porches, each giving entry to 3 almshouses, rise
through 2 storeys. They are open on 3 sides at ground floor level, have a single
2-light casement window on the first floor and terminate in shaped gables. The
matron's lodge has a stone canted bay window rising through 2 storeys and
terminating in a shaped gable.


Listing NGR: SP0551986188

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