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The Monument (Observatory)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Edgbaston, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4744 / 52°28'27"N

Longitude: -1.9312 / 1°55'52"W

OS Eastings: 404768

OS Northings: 286277

OS Grid: SP047862

Mapcode National: GBR 5SB.GW

Mapcode Global: VH9Z2.G2WF

Plus Code: 9C4WF3F9+QG

Entry Name: The Monument (Observatory)

Listing Date: 25 April 1952

Last Amended: 8 July 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076123

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217750

Location: Birmingham, B16

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Edgbaston

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Edgbaston St George with St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/02/2013

SP 0488 SE 36/16

Edgbaston B16
The Monument (Observatory)

(Formerly listed under Monument Road)


1758, and the folly of one John Perrot. Red brick; 6 storeys. Octagonal on a square base and with round stair turret attached. Single pointed window to each storey except the fifth, which has an oculus. The windows of the top storey within an arcade with stone dressings. Stone cornice and battlements. Interior: the top room has a complete Gothic plaster ceiling.

Listing NGR: SP0442783926

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