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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Birmingham (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 05956 87704


The following Building shall be added:- WARSTONE LANE, Hockley SP 98 NE 7/98 Cemetery Lodge (No. 161) II Cemetery lodge. 1848 by J.R. Hamilton of Gloucester. Blue-grey engineering brick in Flemish bond with limestone dressings. Steeply pitched slate roof with crested ridge tiles and stone coping to gable ends. Gable end and axial stacks, each with 3 octagonal ashlar shafts with moulded caps and base, the south west stack is corbelled out from gable end.

Rectangular plan with central carriageway; cemetery keeper's cottage on left (north west) and offices on right (north east). Tudor Gothic style.

2 storeys. 3 bays, the centre in tall advanced gable with marginal buttresses, double-chamfered 4-centred arch carriageway with carved keystone on corbel for canted stone oriel above with crenellated cornice and shaft rising from its roof to buttressed gablet on gable apex surmounted by stone cross. Flanking bays have stone 4-light windows with king mullions and transoms and gabled half-dormers with 2-light windows, all with 4-centred arch heads to lights and metal casements. Diagonal corner buttresses. 3-bay rear (north west) elevation has gabled central carriageway with diagonal buttresses, similar arch and tall stepped 3-light window and loop above; flanked by lower advanced gables, that on left with tall 2-light first floor window over panel and small ground floor window and on right 3-light ground floor and 2-light first floor windows similar to those at front. Chamfered 4- centred arch doorways inside carriageway and gates at front of carriageway with wrought-iron grilles in open panels and with wrought-iron hinges and cresting.

Interior not inspected.

Note: This was part of the competition entry for the design of the Church of England cemetery, which extends to about 9 acres and contained the Church of St Michael (demolished).

Source: Kelly's Directory' 1928.

Listing NGR: SP0595587705


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 06 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/00818/33
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