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City Arcade

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4798 / 52°28'47"N

Longitude: -1.8963 / 1°53'46"W

OS Eastings: 407137

OS Northings: 286877

OS Grid: SP071868

Mapcode National: GBR 618.6Y

Mapcode Global: VH9YX.2XVW

Plus Code: 9C4WF4H3+WF

Entry Name: City Arcade

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Last Amended: 19 January 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289578

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217287

ID on this website: 101289578

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, B2

County: Birmingham

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Philip Birmingham

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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SP 0786 NW 34/7

City Centre B4
City Arcade

(Formerly listed under HIGH STREET)


1898-1901, by T.W.F Newton and Cheattle, the decorative terracotta and green faience
by Doulton and Co and other detailing by W J Neatby. The gabled facade to Union
Street is of 3 storeys plus attic and set diagonally to the arcade with a big central
arch flanked by polygonal turrets terminating in little cupolas with windows and
scrolly buttresses. To the left, another single bay. Ground floor with modern
shop fronts. Fenestration by mullioned and transomed windows, those of the first
floor with 2 transoms, those of the second floor with one. Above the arch a row of
5 small windows, a splendid band of sculpture including caryatid figures and a
3-lFlight window in the gable. The arcade itself with, between lengths of coffered
ceiling at either end, the now all modern shop fronts, 7 a side, beneath excellent
scrolly green faience balustrade with intermittent cupolas. The facade to Union
Passage is ulilitarian.

Listing NGR: SP0713786877

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