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Taylor and Challen Limited, Derwent Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4868 / 52°29'12"N

Longitude: -1.9028 / 1°54'10"W

OS Eastings: 406695

OS Northings: 287658

OS Grid: SP066876

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z6.RF

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.YRXH

Entry Name: Taylor and Challen Limited, Derwent Works

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075643

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216997

Location: Birmingham, B19

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Birmingham St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

City Centre B19
Nos 32 to 42 (even)
(Taylor and Challen Ltd,
Derwent works)
SP 0687 NE 25/2
Circa 1912 and 1920. A large and monumental former engineering works, built of
red brick with gault brick dressings. Cut and pierced brick detail and stone
dressings show Arts and Crafts influence. Giant arcaded ground floor with
panelled stone imposts and stone voussoir keyed semi-circular arches. The 2 high
set upper floors have pairs of window bays divided by brick piers and flanked by
broader brick pilasters. Stone cornice and panelled brick parapet with pierced
work. The south-west corner is treated as a tower with bevelled return and small
stone mullioned windows, slight raised brick work decoration. The south elevation
after the corner is similar to main front with rendered aprons to windows. To
the right of the main front, and linking with the 1938 extension, is a 3 bay
machine shop continuation of the giant ground floor arcade with a projecting stone
cornice surmounted by deep parapet with gable over. The parapet is taken up by a
large panel of ceramic tiles with the company's name in slightly scrolled
Edwardian lettering.

Listing NGR: SP0667787680

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

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