The Lodge / Lench's Trust Almshouses / Lenches Trust Almshouses And Lodge

27 Aug 2000
The Lodge, 35-38 Ravenshurst Street B17, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7EP
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Lench's Trust Almshouses, 1-36 Ravenshurst Street B17, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7EP
Lenches Trust Almshouses And Lodge, 35-38 Camp Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7EP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

RAVENHURST STREET 1. Highgate B17 5104 Nos 35 to 38 (consec) (The Lodge) and Lench's Trust Almshouses (Nos 1 to 36 (consec)) (formerly listed as Nos 35 to 38 (consec) Lenches Trust Almshouses and Lodge) under Camp Hill)

SP 0885 NWt 53/14 18.3.76 II 2.

Dated 1849, an almshouse close of red brick with atone dressings, in a Jacobean style. Designed by J H Hornblower and Haylock - similar to the same architects almshouses in Ladywood. To the street a symmetrical composition of central matron's lodge and flanking walls linking with gable ends of 2 wings stretching back south to form close. Doorways in flanking wall either side of matron's lodge. The latter is of 2 storeys and attic with ogee shaped gable. Gabled ends of wings richly decorated with tripartite panels containing inscription, surmounted by chimney stacks. Matron's lodge has 3-light mullioned window with drip mould, to ground floor. Moulded capping to flanking screen walls carried over gable ends of wings as stringcourse. Within the close, the wings present 3 bay elevations to the central lawn with the south closed by a pair with centre break. Each 3 bay elevation contains 3 almshouse units. Two storeys red brick. Tiled roofs with eaves cornice; cresting tiled and stepped chimney stacks on ridges. Two light small toned casement windows. Entrances to internal porches have 4-centred arches with drip moulds. The close elevation of the matron's lodge has a 2 storey canted bay with small parted casement lights and 3-light attic casement with drip mould surmounted by shaped gable.

Listing NGR: SP0823985702


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1836 IOE Records taken by J J Sheridan; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr J J Sheridan. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Sheridan, J J

Rights Holder: Sheridan, J J


Brick, Stone, Tile, Victorian Wall, Monument <By Form>, Barrier, Almshouse, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare, Domestic, Residential Building, Health Workers House, House, Dwelling