The Monument (Observatory)

16 Aug 2000
The Monument (Observatory), Monument Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TJ
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The Monument (Observatory), Waterworks Road B16, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

WATERWORKS ROAD Edgbaston B16 The Monument (Observatory) (formerly listed under Monument Road) 36/16 The grade shall be amended to read II*


WATERWORKS ROAD Edgbaston B16 36/16 The Monument (Observatory)

The last sentence in the description shall be deleted and replaced by the following: 'Interior: the top room has a complete Gothic plaster ceiling.'



5104 Edgbaston B16 The Monument (Observatory) (formerly listed under Monument Road) SP 0488 SE 36/16 25.4.52 II 2.

1758, and the folly of one John Perrot. Red brick; 6 storeys. Octagonal on a square base and with round stair turret attached. Single pointed window to each storey except the fifth, which has an oculus. The windows of the top storey within an arcade with stone dressings. Stone cornice and battlements. Now used as the Edgbaston Observatory of the University of Birmingham.

Listing NGR: SP0442783926


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0558 IOE Records taken by John Davis; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr John Davis. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Davis, John

Rights Holder: Davis, John


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