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Selly Oak Electricity Sub Station to Rear of Number 659

A Grade II Listed Building in Selly Oak, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4441 / 52°26'38"N

Longitude: -1.9369 / 1°56'12"W

OS Eastings: 404386

OS Northings: 282900

OS Grid: SP043829

Mapcode National: GBR 5RP.6R

Mapcode Global: VH9Z2.CTXR

Entry Name: Selly Oak Electricity Sub Station to Rear of Number 659

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216812

Location: Birmingham, B29

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Selly Oak

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Selly Park

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

(west side)
Selly Oak B29
Selly Oak Electricity
Sub-Station to rear of
No 659
SP 08 SW 11/6
Circa 1890. Tall brick and terracotta building with stone dressings, in a
Gothic style associated with Chamberlain. Seen from the road the building
appears as very tall version of a 2 storeyed French Gothic Royal Chapel,
raised on a high and on a rectangular plan. The south-east front (short
side) has a deep flight of steps leading up to the portal with window
above, flanked by buttresses. The top floor has triple group of lights set
in pointed arcade of cut ornamental brickwork. Steeply hipped tiled roof
with terracotta floral bracketed eaves cornice and terracotta finials. On the
east return elevation a gabled staircase tower abuts the entrance front
with stepped lights on the east face, followed on the top floor or "clerestory"
by a tall pointed blind arcade of 3 bays with cut brickwork and ashlar shafts,
rising from a weathered string. Projecting from the basement and ground
floor is an apsed transept with stone dressed lobed arcaded light, terracotta
eaves and a steep tiled roof curved to bow of apse. Lower single storey
transept wing off south-west side.

Listing NGR: SP0438682900

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

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