ASHFORD AND SONS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1075540
Date first listed:
08-Jul-1982
Statutory Address:
ASHFORD AND SONS, 16, 17 AND 18, GREAT HAMPTON STREET B18

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Location

Statutory Address:
ASHFORD AND SONS, 16, 17 AND 18, GREAT HAMPTON STREET B18

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

District:
Birmingham (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 06377 87947

Details

GREAT HAMPTON STREET 1. 5104 Hockley B18 Nos 16, 17 and 18 (Ashford and Sons) SP 0687 NW 24/3 II* 2. Dated 1912. A particularly sensitive formal elevation to a jewellery works, containing Birmingham Arts and Crafts with Edwardian Baroque details all executed to a very high standard. Three storeys, high quality red brickwork with some faults and Portland stone dressings above. Portland stone ground floor. The 4 bay front has a monumental arched recess enclosing the 2 central bays with large keystone rising to parapet coping. The flanking bays are set forward from the plane of the arch by one brick, thin windows vertically framed by sheer brick piers up to the coping and finished off with shallow gables of stone and brick chequer as are the aprons below the sills. Windows are stone mullioned and transomed, those to second floor in centre forming a vast lunette with the arch of the recess. The ground floor stonework has deep set horizontal grooving struck into concave reveals of window and door arches with keystones. The left hand archway serves as a wagon entrance, balanced by the office doorway to right given a more formal emphasis by Tuscan columns set in antis with entablature carried across on the spring of the arch. The keystone here takes the form of a large console. The company name and date plaques are set in band below central first floor windows, in finely carved stonework with Arts and Crafts detailing.



Listing NGR: SP0636587936

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
217153
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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