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The Hare and Hounds Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Moseley and Kings Heath, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4346 / 52°26'4"N

Longitude: -1.8931 / 1°53'35"W

OS Eastings: 407366

OS Northings: 281854

OS Grid: SP073818

Mapcode National: GBR 61T.X4

Mapcode Global: VH9Z9.42KG

Entry Name: The Hare and Hounds Public House

Listing Date: 24 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 411927

Location: Birmingham, B14

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Moseley and Kings Heath

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Kings Heath

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text


SP 08 SE BIRMINGHAM HIGH STREET Kings Heath

12/10070 The Hare and Hounds
Public House

II


Public House. Dated 1907 in gable, with minor C20 alterations. By Samuel Owen of Owen & Ward. Red brick with red terracotta dressings, tiled roof, polished granite plinth. Rectilinear plan on corner site. 3 storeys, 5 windows, central rendered gable with timber-framing with the words 'Hare and Hounds' and the date 1907. Windows are generally casements with multi-paned upper lights. Polygonal corner bay rises the full height of the building with mullioned and transomed windows in each of 3 storeys, rising through the eaves to terminate with an octagonal turret with clock faces capped by a lead dome. High Street elevation has entrances to former outdoor department and to bar. York Street elevation has 3 storey range with entrance with red terracotta pediment and overlights, now blocked and a two bay 2 storey range with bay windows. An attached range to the left is gabled with mock timber-framing in gable and box oriel at first floor level. Arched openings below altered. INTERIOR: some alteration with loss of partitioning, but otherwise retains an elaborate ensemble with mahogany bar counter, elaborate mirrored bar-back, walls with full-height glazed tiling and fixed upholstered seating. York Street entrance leads to hall with full-height glazed tiling with Art-Nouveau designs, and a curved mahogany screen with coloured leaded glass. Tiling continues up stairwell and along corridor to a function room which has a barrel vault ceiling with embossed plaster ribs, plaster frieze, pilasters and garlands.
Listed as a well-detailed and substantially intact example of an early C20 urban public house with an elaborate, well preserved interior with contemporary furnishings, fixtures and decorative elements.

Listing NGR: SP0736681854

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

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