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3, 4 and 5, Legge Lane B1

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4846 / 52°29'4"N

Longitude: -1.9127 / 1°54'45"W

OS Eastings: 406025

OS Northings: 287411

OS Grid: SP060874

Mapcode National: GBR 5X7.K7

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.STP5

Entry Name: 3, 4 and 5, Legge Lane B1

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217358

Location: Birmingham, B1

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Birmingham St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

Hockley B1
Nos 3, 4 and 5
SP 0687 SW 28/13
1895. Architects Essex Nicol and Goodman, a leading partnership in the use of
terracotta decoration in late C19 Birmingham. Three storey,former Pen and Pen-
holder works, elevation of 7 close set window bays. Principally terracotta faced
with red brick to lower part of ground floor and rendered brick bands between storeys
and in parapet carried up to tall shaped gable. A taught composition with the
terracotta used to emphasise the structural grid of the elevation, Ground and first
floor window set in segment headed terracotta arcades with moulded reveals and
sloping sills. Asymmetrical doorways flank ground floor; the works entrance to
left has broader elliptical arch with the ground floor cornice stepped in shaped
gable over; the right hand office doorway narrow with semi-circular arch and
sharply modelled terracotta brackets to steeply swept and curved pediment broken
forward from cornice moulding. The second floor windows have similar details to lower
floors but with round headed arcading and rosettes in spandrels. Rich terracotta
frieze of vegetable forms flanked by capped console brackets and modillion cornice.
Ball finials over parapet kneelers and on piers flanking shaped gable.

Listing NGR: SP0602687424

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