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Cape House

A Grade II Listed Building in Smethwick, Sandwell

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Latitude: 52.4868 / 52°29'12"N

Longitude: -1.9562 / 1°57'22"W

OS Eastings: 403067

OS Northings: 287656

OS Grid: SP030876

Mapcode National: GBR 5L6.XF

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.1RNG

Plus Code: 9C4WF2PV+PG

Entry Name: Cape House

Listing Date: 24 February 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479594

Location: Sandwell, B66

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Soho and Victoria

Built-Up Area: Smethwick

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Smethwick St Matthew with St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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1868/9/10021 Cape House


Dispensary. Dated 1907. Red brick with terracotta dressings. Slate roof.
PLAN: Central entrance under a clock tower, with hall on left [W] and single-storey range on right [E], and with 2-storey block behind facing west.
Wrenaissance style.
EXTERIOR: 1 and 2 storeys. Asymmetrical south front with central tower with rusticated quoins, modillion cornice and clock stage with cupola above; at base of tower a round arch doorway with panelled double doors, putti in keystone and swags in the spandrels, plaque above inscribed : Birmingham General Dispensary, with scrolled and festooned cornice over. Hall on left with large Venetian window with festooned dated cartouche in broken pediment above. To right of tower 1:2 bays, right hand set back, windows in moulded architraves with festooned scrolls at heads, pulvinated frieze, modillion cornice and blocking course. Right-hand [E] return, 2 storeys, 2:1:2 bay range projects on right with rusticated quoins, central bay with small segmental pediment containing cartouche and with blocked doorway; flanked by canted bay windows; small porch in left [S] angle. West side has Venetian window in pedimental gable with C20 single-storey extension below. Windows with leaded panes and some stained glass. East side has sashes with glazing bars.
INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing NGR: SP0306787656

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