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Lightwoods House, Lightwoods Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Smethwick, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.472 / 52°28'19"N

Longitude: -1.9714 / 1°58'17"W

OS Eastings: 402038

OS Northings: 286012

OS Grid: SP020860

Mapcode National: GBR 5HC.KQ

Mapcode Global: VH9Z1.S448

Entry Name: Lightwoods House, Lightwoods Park

Listing Date: 21 March 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287765

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219292

Location: Sandwell, B67

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: Smethwick

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Bearwood

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB HAGLEY ROAD WEST (off)
SP 08 NW
Smethwick
9/81 Lightwoods House,
21.3.49 Lightwoods Park

II

House. Late C18, re-fronted mid-C19. Brick with stucco dressings and slate
roof. A symmetrical composition of two storeys and five bays, with chamfered
quoins. The three central bays project, also with chamfered quoins, and with
a pediment. The ground floor windows have rusticated surrounds and keystones.
The first floor windows, above a cornice, are sashed, have segmental heads, and
are flanked by pilasters with triglyphs over. Each has an apron with blind
balustrade and a segmental pediment with scallop shell motif. The porch has
rusticated engaged columns, triglyph frieze, and balustrade. The doorway has
a round head. Set back to the left is a one-bay pedimented pavilion, remain-
ing from the C18 building. At the rear is a Venetian stair window with Doric
columns as mullions. The VCH gives a sketch plan and elevation of the original
house, showing the extent of the C19 alterations. They state that a brick to
the east of the porch is inscribed: "Jonathan Grundy, June 19, 1780". (VCH,
pp 101, 102).


Listing NGR: SP0203886012

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