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Parkview House

A Grade II Listed Building in Nechells, Birmingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4705 / 52°28'13"N

Longitude: -1.8846 / 1°53'4"W

OS Eastings: 407932

OS Northings: 285847

OS Grid: SP079858

Mapcode National: GBR 63D.S8

Mapcode Global: VH9Z3.950F

Entry Name: Parkview House

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343317

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216725

Location: Birmingham, B12

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Nechells

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Highgate

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

ALCESTER STREET
1.
5104 Highgate B12
Parkview House
SP 08 NE 7/66
II
2.
1903-4 built as a massive Rowton House hostel on a scale and with a social
purpose as characteristic of the city at this date as is the quality of the
materials and the decorative finish. A vast quadriangular block of bright
red quality brick with 5 storeys basement and attics. One long narrow windowed
elevation articulated by shallow breaks with broad gables and triangular
ribs rising from second floor sill course. The massiveness of the block is
enlivened by good buff terracota dressings and finials, with the feature of
octagonal corner towers slightly stepped at each stage and crowned by copper
sheathed conical roofs. There is decorative terracota work in the gables
and terracota dragons with shields as gargoyles to the top stage of the towers.
The gabled porch is entirely terracota faced with flanking to cupola capped
octagonal turrets. The central finial is surmounted by a finely modelled
figure of a boy bearing what was probably a light fitting on his back whilst
in the spandrels of the door arch are delicately wrought relief panels with
boys of similar type representing industry and rural poverty or farming life.
Tall cast iron railings to area. Commanding hillside site.


Listing NGR: SP0732485648

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