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Swan and Mitre Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Nechells, Birmingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5039 / 52°30'14"N

Longitude: -1.8711 / 1°52'16"W

OS Eastings: 408843

OS Northings: 289562

OS Grid: SP088895

Mapcode National: GBR 660.R9

Mapcode Global: VH9YX.JB5C

Entry Name: Swan and Mitre Public House

Listing Date: 10 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1234169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409973

Location: Birmingham, B6

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Nechells

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

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Listing Text

BIRMINGHAM LICHFIELD ROAD
SP 08 NE
Swan and Mitre Public House
7/10002
II
GV
Public house. 1898-9 by James and Lister Lea for the Holt Brewery
Company. Red brick and terracotta (terracotta probably from Hathern
Station Brick and Terrcotta Company of Loughborough). Slate roof with
gabled ends. Brick axial and gable end stacks.

Plan: Situated on corner site with corner and front entrances to the
bars and end entrances to the smoke room at the back and stairs.
Dutch Renaissance style.

Exterior: 2 storeys. 2:1:2 bay Lichfield Road elevation and 2:1:2 bay
right hand return to Holborn Hill with canted corner carrying oriel
with wooden cupola above with ogee dome with tall spike finial. The
2-window bays break forward and have shaped gables. The ornate
terracotta ground floor has large moulded elliptically arched windows
with keystones, rooks, shafts and balustered wooden mullions; the
narrower doorways are similarly detailed but with round arches;
roundels above the doors and spandrels above window arches with an
entablature above that which continues around the corner oriel, the
soffit of which has terracotta foliage decoration. Paved first floor
windows have ornate terracotta pediments with swagged console
brackets. Windows have leaded panes with some stained glass. Panelled
doors with semi-circular fanlights. The right hand 2 bays of Holborn
Hill elevation forms plain red brick rear wing.

Interior: The bars have Jacobean style wooden bar backs and bar fronts
with fluted pilasters, arched mirrors and clocks above. The smoke-room
has an imported wooden chimneypiece with bulbous colonettes flanking
the overmantel mirror.The passage and stairs have tiled walls and the
staircase has turned newels and balusters.

Note: Formerly known as The Swanpool Tavern.

Source: A Crawford, M Dunn and R Thorne, Birmingham pubs 1880-1939.

Listing NGR: SP0884389562

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