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Gateway and Gates Approximately 50 Metres West of Canteen at Soho Foundry

A Grade II Listed Building in Smethwick, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4963 / 52°29'46"N

Longitude: -1.9486 / 1°56'54"W

OS Eastings: 403587

OS Northings: 288708

OS Grid: SP035887

Mapcode National: GBR 5N3.M1

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.5JQ6

Entry Name: Gateway and Gates Approximately 50 Metres West of Canteen at Soho Foundry

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219288

Location: Sandwell, B66

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Soho and Victoria

Built-Up Area: Smethwick

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Smethwick The Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB FOUNDRY LANE (off)
SP 08 NW
Smethwick
9/78 Gateway and gate
approximately 50 metres
30.3.87 west of canteen at
Soho Foundry

II

Gateway and gate. 1837, moved to present position in C20. Cast iron with
surround of sandstone and brick. Gate has flat top and some attached stylised
floral decoration and is set within an ovolo-moulded sandstone surround with
round arch. The keystone is inscribed: "AD 1837". Within the tympanum of the
arch is a cast iron figure of an elephant. A C20 inscription beside the gateway
reads: "This cast iron gate and arch were brought here from the residence of
James Watt, Heathfield Hall, Handsworth, built 1790 demolished 1925". Soho
Foundry is on the site of the foundry established in 1796 by Boulton, Watt and
Sons for the manufacture of steam engine parts.


Listing NGR: SP0358788708

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