The Anchor Public House

23 Jul 2001
The Anchor Public House, Bradford Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6ET
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BIRMINGHAM BRADFORD STREET SF 08 NE 7/10004 The Anchor Public House II

Public house. 1901 by James and Lister Lea for Holt Brewery Company.

Red bricked terracotta (terracotta probably from Hathern Station Brick and Terracotta Company of Loughborough). Flat roof concealed behind parapet. Brick end and axial stacks.

Plan: situated on corner site with entrance on corner to central public bar which is partitioned on right with separate entrance; doorways also to left and right to passage, outdoor and smoke room.

Louis XIV style influence.

Exterior: 2 storeys 1:2:2 bay Bradford Street front and 2:1:2:1 Rae Street elevation to right with 1-bay rounded corner. The terracotta ground floor has large bar windows with moulded elliptical arches with raised voussoirs and keystone and leaded panes with stained glass. The round arch doorways have similarly treated arches and fanlights.

Entablature above ground floor with moulded cornice and fascia. On first floor the terracotta 2-window bays are pilastered and have raised voussoirs to round arches and friezes above with arabesques and cartouchs. The curved corner window is similarly treated but has flat arch and 1-window bays are plain. Terracotta moulded cornice and parapet. Plain brick lower 2-storey, 2 bay wing on left.

Interior: Public bar has entrance porch in corner, low panelled screen with Art Nouveau stained glass panels, anaglypta ceiling, pilastered and panelled bar-front and bar-back with engraved mirror glass, pilasters and canopy with wavey fretwork and fluted pilaster drops forming lyre shapes. Hallway has radiator and glazed hatch.

Source: A Crawford, M Dunn and R Thorne. Birmingham Pubs 1880-1939.

Listing NGR: SP0767386295


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0616 IOE Records taken by Geoff Dowling; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Geoff Dowling. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Dowling, Geoff

Rights Holder: Dowling, Geoff


Brick, Terracotta, Victorian Public House, Commercial, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational