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1-7, Corporation Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4792 / 52°28'45"N

Longitude: -1.8979 / 1°53'52"W

OS Eastings: 407031

OS Northings: 286814

OS Grid: SP070868

Mapcode National: GBR 609.V4

Mapcode Global: VH9YX.2Y09

Entry Name: 1-7, Corporation Street

Listing Date: 1 November 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409856

Location: Birmingham, B2

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

The following building shall be included:
SE 0786
(west side)
34/8 Nos 1-7 (odd)
Commercial building, c.1880. Limestone ashlar with slate mansard roof. Free
style composition with mixture of Hispanic/Elizabethan details. 5 storeys and
attic; symmetrical 5-window range. Moulded cornice over C20 shop fronts with
bracketed broken-pedimented central doorway to panelled door set in semi-
circular arched architrave; festooned swan-necked pediment set above richly-
carved panel to tympanum. Festoons flank bracketed architrave to central pro-
jecting first-floor window which has carved festoons to frieze beneath balus-
traded parapet of second-floor window which has columns with foliate capitals
to swan-necked pediment. First and second floor has rounded projecting bay
windows with carved detail to pediments and stone-transomed windows with fluted
Ionic pilasters to broad mullions. Third-floor stone-mullioned and transomed
cross windows have bracketed swan-necked flanking central triangular pediments;
cross windows beneath richly-carved bracketed cornice. Bracketed pediments to
dormer windows flanking central dormer with segmental-pedimented tablet set in
broken pediment. A striking early example of Free Style architecture.

Listing NGR: SP0706786813

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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