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Gwenda Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.484 / 52°29'2"N

Longitude: -1.9138 / 1°54'49"W

OS Eastings: 405950

OS Northings: 287349

OS Grid: SP059873

Mapcode National: GBR 5X7.BF

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.ST3M

Entry Name: Gwenda Works

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217359

Location: Birmingham, B1

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Birmingham St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

LEGGE LANE
1.
5104
Hockley El
No 17
(Gwenda Works)
SF 0587 SE 27/10
II
2.
Dated 1913, a jewellery works built for Sir Henry Manton, architect probably
William Doubleday. The 4 storey works proper face a side lane off the corner
of Legge Lane and are of red brick, with faience dressings, to the bands of
windows which have moulded surrounds with rounded corners apart from plain top
floor (possibly a later alteration). +to the right and facing down Legge Lane,
is a 3 storey entrance block, incorporating stairwell and offices. The elevation
is as a distinct composition entirely faced in faience, with a monumental 1½
storey round arched portal in deeply moulded surround, 2 floral bosses and boldly
modelled floral decorated stringcourse below the 2 upper storeys. The latter have
close set round cornered window, as on works, with date plaques between floors
and a cornice on consoles over the second floor group of windows with "Manton"
inscribed in bold lettering on the frieze. The parapet has 3 large crenels, the
central one bearing Henry Manton's monogram.

Listing NGR: SP0594887345

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