Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1075740

Date first listed: 22-Apr-1976

Statutory Address: 12, AMPTON ROAD B15


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Statutory Address: 12, AMPTON ROAD B15

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District: Birmingham (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SP 05622 85228


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AMPTON ROAD 1. 5104 Edgbaston B15 No 12 SP 0585 45/6 22.4.76 II* GV 2. Dated 1855 and designed and built by John Henry Chamberlain for himself. Visually the first house in Birmingham to demonstrate Ruskin's principles of Gothic polychromy. Two storeys and attics, fine red brick with polychrome brick. Tile and stone dressings, built on a crosswing L-plan, Gothic details. Three bay front the left hand advanced and gabled. Steep gable end roofs with patterned slates and decorative ridge tiles. First floor band of coloured tiles and another similar below dogtooth corbelled eaves. On the left a 2 storey Gothic canted bay window with decorative tilework, the entrance next to break with original door with 3 encircled trefoils in the tympanum above, all beneath a bold Gothic arch on corbel stops and flanked by either side by a single cusped lancet; triple group of lancets to right. First floor has apart from the upper portion of the bay window, a pair of segment headed narrow windows and a triple group to the right. All windows sashes, some with decorative leadwork to heads. The west return elevation is similar but instead of a canted bay window, a tripartite arrangement of lancets, the centre broader and larger, subdivided by a shaft and with a corbelled balcony to the first floor. Interior unaltered with heavy staircase with simple Gothic detail, original doors and door furniture and shafted fireplaces.

Listing NGR: SP0562285228


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Legacy System number: 216740

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