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Public Library

A Grade II* Listed Building in Soho, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4851 / 52°29'6"N

Longitude: -1.9195 / 1°55'10"W

OS Eastings: 405564

OS Northings: 287464

OS Grid: SP055874

Mapcode National: GBR 5W7.21

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.PS3T

Plus Code: 9C4WF3PJ+26

Entry Name: Public Library

Listing Date: 22 May 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076161

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217643

Location: Birmingham, B18

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Soho

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Ladywood

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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5104 Ladywood B18
Public Library
SP 0587 SE 27/7 22.5.72
1893 by Martin and Chamberlain, a small but richly designed Gothic style
library on corner site with Icknield Street. Bright red brick with the
partnership's typical wealth of simply modelled terracotta dressings and
decoration. Prominent corner clock tower over entrance with pinnacle clasped
spire. Steep gable end tiled roof with cresting tiles. Finialed gabled
window bays with lofty paired lancets containing ogee arched and pointed
lights with decorative terracotta panels between floors. Triple group
with taller gabled centre light, under pyramid roof to west end of south
front. Interior galleried with balconies. Supported by marble columns.
Pointed barrel vault over open 2 storey space.

Listing NGR: SP0556487464

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