MURDOCH CHAMBERS AND PITMAN CHAMBERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1075604
Date first listed:
21-Jan-1970
Statutory Address:
MURDOCH CHAMBERS, 153, CORPORATION STREET B3
Statutory Address:
PITMAN CHAMBERS, 155-161, CORPORATION STREET B3

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Location

Statutory Address:
MURDOCH CHAMBERS, 153, CORPORATION STREET B3
Statutory Address:
PITMAN CHAMBERS, 155-161, CORPORATION STREET B3

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

District:
Birmingham (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 07269 87214

Details

SP 0787 SW 30/1

City Centre B3 CORPORATION STREET (west side) No 153 (Murdoch Chambers) Nos 155 to 161 (odd) (Pitman Chambers)

21.1.70

GV II* 1896-7, by J Crouch and E Butler, partly for A.R Dean, manufacturer of much of the furniture for Crouch and Butler's houses and partly for a vegetarian restaurant. Purple bricks and buff terracotta; tile roof. In an Arts and Crafts style.

Four storeys plus two storeys of attics; five bays in the rhythm 1:2:1:1, the first with a polygonal domed attic room on the skyline, the second and third beneath a broad gable with pedicule surmounted by three figures and the fifth with a smaller gabled flanked by little squat attic turrets. Ground floor with arched entrances left and right of modern shop fronts. First floor with three triplets of windows with a band of excellently carved lively reliefs by Benjamin Creswick below and within broad arches with big voussoir stones; left and right, a two-light window and a pedimented three-light window. Second floor with a canted bay window rising into the storey above two segmentally-pedimented three-light windows, a broad canted bay window and three arched windows. Third floor with sash windows and a three-light transomed window all beneath a richly decorated eaves cornice. In the big gable four arched windows beneath a continuous pedimented head, in the small gable a shallow bow window. In the roof between the gables two tiers of four-light flat-headed attic windows.

Listing NGR: SP0726987214

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
217010
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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