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The Barber Institute at Birmingham University

A Grade II Listed Building in Edgbaston, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4503 / 52°27'1"N

Longitude: -1.9278 / 1°55'40"W

OS Eastings: 405002

OS Northings: 283599

OS Grid: SP050835

Mapcode National: GBR 5TM.6H

Mapcode Global: VH9Z2.JNPY

Entry Name: The Barber Institute at Birmingham University

Listing Date: 19 March 1981

Last Amended: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216784

English Heritage Legacy ID: 411449

Location: Birmingham, B15

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 Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

Edgbaston B15
The Barber Institute
at Birmingham University
(formerly listed under
Edgbaston Park Road)
SP 08 SW 11/49 19.3.81
SP 08 SE 12/78
1935 completed 1939, architect Robert Atkinson. Sophisticated design marrying
elements of traditional institutional classicism with Dudok inspired stone
dressed brick modern. A 2 storey compact block with shallow full height portal
wing to right hand of front. Ashlar faced ground floor and blind lst floor of
brick with flat coped roofline. The horizontal emphasis of the strip
fenestration of the ground floor is suavely combined with the vertical accent of
the slightly battered portal. The latter is complemented in small scale by
ashlar panels carved with symbols of the Arts on the first floor and reflected
by the visual stop of the larger panel at the end of return east elevation.
The banding and strip fenestration of the front follows round on to the side and
rear elevations giving a crisp linear definition to the design.

Listing NGR: SP0500283599

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

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