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The Anchorage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5185 / 52°31'6"N

Longitude: -1.9298 / 1°55'47"W

OS Eastings: 404862

OS Northings: 291181

OS Grid: SP048911

Mapcode National: GBR 2SV.P2

Mapcode Global: VH9YP.HYNP

Entry Name: The Anchorage

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076319

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217242

Location: Birmingham, B20

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Handsworth Wood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Handsworth St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

Handsworth B20
No 137
(The Anchorage)
SP 09 SW 2/9
1899, by Joseph Crouch and Edmund Butler. In an Arts and Crafts style.
Two and a half storeys. Carefully balanced asymmetrical facade: left hand
side of brick with stone dressings and the right hand side partly also
brick with stone dressings and partly with applied timber framing. Tiled
roof with brick chimney stacks and a cupola placed asymmetrically between
a brick gabled and a lower, half-timbered gabled bay which incorporates the
perch. Windows with leaded lights, some of them with stained glass by
Mary Newill, who also did the embroidery inset over the fireplace in the Music
Room on the ground floor. Door furniture, light fittings, copper firehoods
in the hall, sitting room and music room and other metal work by Benjamin
Creswick or another member of the Bromsgrove Guild. The Hunt and Feast murals
by Fred Davis and the whole of the minstrels gallery in the hall were burnt in
a fire C1977.

Listing NGR: SP0486291181

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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