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Public Library, Handsworth Council House and Job Preparation Unit

A Grade II Listed Building in Soho, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5028 / 52°30'10"N

Longitude: -1.9307 / 1°55'50"W

OS Eastings: 404798

OS Northings: 289438

OS Grid: SP047894

Mapcode National: GBR 5S0.KP

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.HC55

Entry Name: Public Library, Handsworth Council House and Job Preparation Unit

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217633

Location: Birmingham, B21

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Soho

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Handsworth St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

5104 Handsworth B21
Public Library,
Handsworth Council House
and Job Preparation Unit
SP 08 NW 6/43
1878-9 by Alexander and Henman, as the Urban District Council Offices.
Red brick and terracotta with stone dressings; slate roof. Mostly 2 storeys
plus attic. To the left, the library part with a polygonal advanced bay
surmounted by an octagonal glazed and louvred lantern with miniscule gablets,
4 bays of windows and a broad gabled bay with a large first floor tripartite
window of 7 lights. The clock tower with entrance beneath a gable supporting
an oriel window, machicolations, parapet and glazed and timbered clock
stage has 2 bays of windows either side and, finally, on the right, there
is another gabled bay. The windows all with mullions and transoms. Some
pretty sculptural details.

Listing NGR: SP0479889438

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