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Latitude: 52.4667 / 52°27'59"N
Longitude: -1.939 / 1°56'20"W
OS Eastings: 404238
OS Northings: 285415
OS Grid: SP042854
Mapcode National: GBR 5QF.RN
Mapcode Global: VH9Z2.B8RD
Entry Name: Berrow Court Hotel
Listing Date: 8 July 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1075755
English Heritage Legacy ID: 216777
Location: Birmingham, B15
Electoral Ward/Division: Edgbaston
Built-Up Area: Birmingham
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Edgbaston St Augustine
Church of England Diocese: Birmingham
Berrow Court Hotel
SP 08 NW 6/3
Built as a substantial private house, architect J H Chamberlain circa 1870-75.
Akin, though not on such a grand scale, to the architect's later tour de force:
Highbury. Typical of Chamberlain's mature red brick Gothic style with a
wealth of cut and moulded brickwork with floral stone ornament and stone
dressings. Two storeys and attics, compact assymmetrical L plan. Steep
gable end tiled and crested roofs and steep gables. Tall moulded brick chimney
stacks. Coupled and single pointed arch windows. Two storey canted bays
to south garden front. Sash lights, some retaining decorative leading. Alterations
and modernisation to parts of north front but retains shafted porte cochere.
Although the interior has had alterations for hotel use, much of the interior
decorative joinery and door furniture survives. Typical Chamberlain work
with tongue and groove 'Gothic' panelling and brass furniture. The staircase
again is typical of Chamberlain, top lit and with slender turned bannisters
and Gothic newel posts. The drawing room (former library) retains fitted
bookcase with Gothic details and an ornate fireplace with tilework and reredos
like overmantel mirror.
Listing NGR: SP0423885415
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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