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Latitude: 52.4818 / 52°28'54"N
Longitude: -1.9076 / 1°54'27"W
OS Eastings: 406371
OS Northings: 287104
OS Grid: SP063871
Mapcode National: GBR 5Y8.P6
Mapcode Global: VH9YW.WWD9
Plus Code: 9C4WF3JR+PX
Entry Name: Rayboulds Foundry
Listing Date: 3 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1380232
English Heritage Legacy ID: 479977
Location: Birmingham, B3
Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywood
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
SP 0687 SW FLEET STREET
997/10/10274 (Southeast side)
Metal -working factory and brass foundry, empty at time of inspection ( March 2000 ). Late C19, with minor C20 alterations.
MATERIALS: Smooth orange brick with painted dressings below slated roof coverings.
PLAN: Linked frontage ranges of 2 builds, with rear courtyard shopping.
FRONT ( north-west ) ELEVATION: Slightly stepped range of 2, 5 bay buildings, both of 2 storeys and latterly in single occupancy. Left-hand part lower, with flat-headed double waggon doorway to left with planked double doors. to right, single doorway with blind overlight and plank door below shallow segmental brick arch with painted springers and drip mould. Further right, single window opening and then double loading doorway, raised above pavement level, and with panelled, half glazed doors. Narrow and wide arched heads share common central springer. First floor with 5, 4-pane sash windows arranged 2:1:2, with continuous cill band and set below a decorative moulded brick eaves band. Taller right hand 5 bay range with narrow doorway , possibly to upper floor, to left side, four arch-headed windows with drip moulds and multi-pane metal windows, and a narrow double doorway to workshop to the right-hand end with plain boarded doors. 5 first floor 4-pane sashes with painted heads and cills. Decorative eaves band , and chimney in west gable wall.
INTERIORS: Not inspected.
HISTORY: The Fleet Street area was a brass founding and working location in the late C19 and early C20. The Goad insurance plan of 1928 identifies the site as Raybould's Brass Foundry, the name shown on the building at present.
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