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Lloyd's Farmhouse Farm Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sparkbrook, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.465 / 52°27'53"N

Longitude: -1.8728 / 1°52'22"W

OS Eastings: 408735

OS Northings: 285233

OS Grid: SP087852

Mapcode National: GBR 66G.D8

Mapcode Global: VH9Z3.H98P

Plus Code: 9C4WF47G+XV

Entry Name: Lloyd's Farmhouse Farm Park

Listing Date: 30 June 1976

Last Amended: 8 July 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076180

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217589

ID on this website: 101076180

Location: Farm Park, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11

County: Birmingham

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Sparkbrook Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Sparkhill B11
Lloyd's Farmhouse
Farm Park
(formerly listed as
Lloyd House under
SP 08 NE 7/78 30.6.76
A fine mid C18 house, the main residence of the Birmingham branch of the Lloyd
family from 1742 to 1912. Built by Sampson Lloyd II, work appears to have been
completed by 1750. As originally built the house was aporoximately square on
plan, 3 storeys, red brick with sill bands moulded cornice and parapet; 5 window
fronts flush framed glazing bar sashes, flat painted gauged brick arches with
keystones. Fluted Doric pilastered doorway with pediment. The layout was
typical of the period with a narrow central hall with dining room and parlour
each side to the front and service, kitchen and staircase to the rear. The
staircase is a fine example, open string with richly carved brackets, turned
balusters and fluted column newel posts. In the late 1770s the house was
virtually doubled in size by Sampson Lloyd the third. New service quarters
changed the original layout. The original front door was blocked and the former
back kitchen became the entrance hall. The old west wall of the old entrance
wall was removed and a big window added on the west front, the new room being
panelled. Thus Lloyds farm is one of the most important of the rare surviving
Georgian buildings in the city. A considerable amount of the interior decoration
was rehandled in a convincing Georgian manner in the late C19. The house has
recently been restored. It still retains its grounds with a formal avenue of
elms leading up to the original entrance front.

Listing NGR: SP0873585233

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