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Ruskin Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4841 / 52°29'2"N

Longitude: -1.8929 / 1°53'34"W

OS Eastings: 407368

OS Northings: 287363

OS Grid: SP073873

Mapcode National: GBR 617.YC

Mapcode Global: VH9YX.4TNJ

Entry Name: Ruskin Buildings

Listing Date: 8 June 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217014

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

5104 (west side)
City Centre
Nos 179 to 203 (odd)
(Ruskin Buildings)
SP 0787 SW 30/5 8.6.82
Late C19. Red brick and terracotta; slate roof. Five storeys plus attic.
13 bays, the outer ones slightly advanced and with little shaped gables, the
inner 3 with polygonal shafts either side from third floor level and a large
gable. Ground floor with central door up steps within a round-headed arch
with masks in the spandrels and an open segmental pediment and mostly altered
shop fronts. First and second floors with shallow bay windows, those of the
first floor with arched lights, those of the second floor with decorative
panels below and little balconies to the third floor windows above. Third
floor with couplets of windows in moulded surrounds. Fourth floor with Serlian
windows standing on a moulded sill band and between stumpy columns to the bracketted
eaves cornice. In the attic, flat-headed dormer windows. The outer and 3
centre bays differ from this system. The centre 3 bays have a central shallow
bow window rising from first to third floor where the outer windows have concave-
sided gables. In the gable, slender colonettes and moulded strings enclosing
shell-headed niches, 4 segmented-headed windows and 4 blind arched windows. The
outer bays all of terracotta and with third floor windows with concave-sided

Listing NGR: SP0736887363

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

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