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147, Lichfield Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5776 / 52°34'39"N

Longitude: -1.8298 / 1°49'47"W

OS Eastings: 411628

OS Northings: 297764

OS Grid: SP116977

Mapcode National: GBR 3H4.JW

Mapcode Global: WHCH7.VGTT

Entry Name: 147, Lichfield Road

Listing Date: 4 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067117

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473082

Location: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B74

County: Birmingham

Civil Parish: Sutton Coldfield

Built-Up Area: Sutton Coldfield

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Sutton Coldfield Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

Four Oaks

2/10011 Number 147


House. C16 or C17, altered and added to in the mid C19, to form the South Lodge of Four Oaks Hall, and in the C20. Brick, now painted, stone, timber-framing, roof of tiles. Two storeys, scattered fenestration. Gabled porch to flat-arched entrance on cast front; single-storey hipped and canted bay windows to either side, two flat-arched windows to first floor with a square heraldic panel between, under a sequence of three gables with decorative barge--boards and finials, the central gable larger than its neighbours; one flat-arched, two-light window, possibly of stone, to the left of the first floor, now blocked up- massive external stack to left-hand return; the west front has two gabled cross-wings, the northernmost and the cross-wing running of it to the north faced with weather-boarding on the upper storey; patterns of fish-scale tiles to the roof; decorative ridge tiles; end stacks with pairs of polygonal chimneys. The early history of the house is reflected in the timber-framing in the south wall of the present staircase hall, visible on the ground and first floors from the staircase hall, and on the fast floor from the south-cast bedroom; some framing is also visible on the south gable end, at the south end of the house there is an inglenook, which was uncovered and reconstructed c.1926, and a massive external stack with several offsets. The house seems to have been extended northwards in the mid C19 to form the lodge; the hipped addition which fills the re-entrant angle between the main building and the south-east face of the stack may be of this date, there are two cross-wings on the west side, the southernmost possible of late C19 or early C20 date, the other may be of later date, and a cross-wing which runs northwards off It is certainly later. INTERIOR: The principal features of interest in the interior are the timber-framing (see above) and the inglenook reconstructed by the architect WJ Davis c. 1926; a number of rooms have fireplaces of early C20 date.

Listing NGR: SP1162897764

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