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Birmingham Midland Institute

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4814 / 52°28'52"N

Longitude: -1.9037 / 1°54'13"W

OS Eastings: 406634

OS Northings: 287055

OS Grid: SP066870

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z8.KC

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.YWFN

Entry Name: Birmingham Midland Institute

Listing Date: 21 January 1970

Last Amended: 8 July 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343095

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217390

Location: Birmingham, B3

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Philip Birmingham

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

MARGARET STREET
1.
5104 City Centre B3
Birmingham Midland
Institute
(formerly listed as
The Birmingham Library)
SP 0687 SE 29/27 21.1.70
II* GV
2.
1899, by Cassins, Peacock and Bewlay. Red brick with stone dressings; green
stone tiled roof. Two storeys plus basement and attic; 5 bays, the outer
once advanced and gabled, that on the right broader and taller than that on
the left. Ground floor with a modern entrance with 3-light transomed window
above, three 4-light windows with transom and bold voussoirs in the arches
and then the entrance up steps within an archway flanked by banded Ionic columns
and arched panels. First floor with a 3-light window, six 2-light windows
separated from one another by banded Ionic columns standing alternately on
the keystone of the window below and a buttresses rising from basement level
and a window of Serliam type with banded Ionic pilasters and a sculpted semi-circular
panel over the centre light. Below the 6 window a sculpted band of Renaissance-type
decoration. All first floor windows with 2 transoms. Richly decorated cornice
and parapet behind which the roof in which three 4-light flat-headed dormer
windows. All windows with leaded lights. Right-hand return on Cornwall Street
of 3 bays and similar to the Margaret Street elevation. Nothing inside.

Listing NGR: SP0663487055

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