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Highcroft Hospital, Main Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Stockland Green, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5212 / 52°31'16"N

Longitude: -1.8527 / 1°51'9"W

OS Eastings: 410088

OS Northings: 291492

OS Grid: SP100914

Mapcode National: GBR 3BT.J3

Mapcode Global: VH9YQ.TWWL

Entry Name: Highcroft Hospital, Main Building

Listing Date: 9 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351967

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471803

Location: Birmingham, B23

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Stockland Green

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Gravelly Hill

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text


997/4/10148 Highcroft Hospital, main


Former Aston Union Workhouse. 1869 by Yeoville Thomason. Built by Jeffrey & Pritchard. Red brick with blue brick and stone dressings and bands. Tiled roofs with a deep enriched eaves cornice. High Victorian Gothic style. Slightly projecting central bay of 5 windows flanked by long ranges. 3 storeys. Brick and stone banded round-arched entrance surmounted by a Gothic traceried pediment inscribed "Aston Union/This memorial stone was laid by Thomas Colmore Esquire/Chairman of the Board of Guardians/AD 1869/Yeoville Thomason Architect/Jeffery & Pritchard Builders. Ground and 1st floor 4-pane sashes with patterned cambered arch heads; 2nd floor small-pane sashes with patterned pointed heads. Flanking ranges in similar style. Appearing from behind the entrance, the rectangular plan tower with arcaded pointed windows and pyramidal roof having a tall brick chimney stack at each angle and surmounted by a louvered cupola. Interior: Entrance hall with timber brackets supporting a currently clad stained glass ceiling, originally lit from the tower windows. 2 pointed arch doorways flank a large pointed arch over a stair to the rear recreation hall with heavy timber arch-braced open truss roof and stage.

Listing NGR: SP1008891492

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

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