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Avon Croft

A Grade II Listed Building in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5828 / 52°34'58"N

Longitude: -1.8346 / 1°50'4"W

OS Eastings: 411302

OS Northings: 298346

OS Grid: SP113983

Mapcode National: GBR 3G3.H0

Mapcode Global: WHCH7.SBKS

Entry Name: Avon Croft

Listing Date: 9 May 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407998

Location: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B74

County: Birmingham

Civil Parish: Sutton Coldfield

Built-Up Area: Sutton Coldfield

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Four Oaks

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

(Avon Croft)

SP. 19 NI 2/202

1900, part of the Four Oaks estate and built for Charles Brampton almost certainly by the partnership of Crouch and Butler. Standing on a corner site within a spacious garden, a substantial but compactly designed Arts and Crafts house with coach house attached. L plan gabled wings, rough cast, one with timber framing, clasping a squat 3 storey tower. Raking buttresses to south wing. Steep pitch slate roof. Tapering external rough cast chimney stacks to timber framed wing and west front. Shaped rising parapet to to~ler ~lith corner. finials. Plain, kneeler and coping to gable of south 'iring. Leaded casements, curved bay wi ndow to grour floor of south wing. Beneath gable with a pair of small attic lights, is a large sundial inscribed "Count the Sunny Hours". The porch is splayed across corner at the base of the tower and has a Gothic arched door with leaded glazing and side light. The coach house is set back abutting the. corner of the timber framed wing, roughcast with battered walls and central broad kneeler break with large round arched doors. The interior of the house retains most of its original features with white woodwork throughout, splat baluster staircase in spacious L plan hall, beaten copper hoods to fireplaces, headed glazed internal doors separating dining room. Avon Croft is a well preserved example of the Birmingham Arts and Crafts school.

Listing NGR: SP1130298346

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

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