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Murdoch Chambers and pitman Chambers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4828 / 52°28'58"N

Longitude: -1.8944 / 1°53'39"W

OS Eastings: 407269

OS Northings: 287214

OS Grid: SP072872

Mapcode National: GBR 617.MV

Mapcode Global: VH9YX.3VWK

Entry Name: Murdoch Chambers and pitman Chambers

Listing Date: 21 January 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217010

Location: Birmingham, B4

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

SP 0787 SW

City Centre B3
No 153 (Murdoch Chambers)
Nos 155 to 161 (odd) (Pitman Chambers)


1896-7, by J Crouch and E Butler, partly for A.R Dean, manufacturer of much of the furniture for Crouch and Butler's houses and partly for a vegetarian restaurant. Purple bricks and buff terracotta; tile roof. In an Arts and Crafts style.

Four storeys plus two storeys of attics; five bays in the rhythm 1:2:1:1, the first with a polygonal domed attic room on the skyline, the second and third beneath a broad gable with pedicule surmounted by three figures and the fifth with a smaller gabled flanked by little squat attic turrets. Ground floor with arched entrances left and right of modern shop fronts. First floor with three triplets of windows with a band of excellently carved lively reliefs by Benjamin Creswick below and within broad arches with big voussoir stones; left and right, a two-light window and a pedimented three-light window. Second floor with a canted bay window rising into the storey above two segmentally-pedimented three-light windows, a broad canted bay window and three arched windows. Third floor with sash windows and a three-light transomed window all beneath a richly decorated eaves cornice. In the big gable four arched windows beneath a continuous pedimented head, in the small gable a shallow bow window. In the roof between the gables two tiers of four-light flat-headed attic windows.

Listing NGR: SP0726987214

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

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