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SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY AND SILVERSMITHING

List Entry Summary

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

Name: SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY AND SILVERSMITHING

List entry Number: 1076110

Location

SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY AND SILVERSMITHING, 82, 84 AND 86, VITTORIA STREET B1

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

County:

District: Birmingham

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Jul-1982

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 217718

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

VITTORIA STREET 1. 5104 (west side) Hockley B1 Nos 82, 84 and 86. (School of Jewellery and Silversmithing) SP 0687 NW 24/29 II GV 2. The Gothic building of C1865 probably designed by J G Bland, was built as a jewellers workshop and offices and was originally of 2 storeys. The school was founded in 1890 and Cook over the building in 1891. The second floor was added in 1906 by the architectural partnership of Cossins, Peacock and Bewlay and the same architects added the large south extension in 1911. The original building is of red brick with stone dressings and some tilework. Deep plinth. The ground and first floor openings are set in Gothic arches with brick and stone serrated gauged work and hoodmoulds on foliate stops. The ground floor sash windows have shouldered stone heads with mouldings. Those on first floor are of 2 lights with flat arches, colonettes dividing, the tympana decorated with quatrefoils and coloured tiles. Original eaves cornice over first floor with cut brackets flanked by consoles. The 1906 attic storey has broad workshop casements divided by plain brick piers up to overhanging eaves. A light iron balcony with scrolled top uprights runs across the top of the original eaves cornice. The 1911 extension, a tall 3 storey and basement building with narrow slightly battered tower-wings, is akin to contemporary medium sized works elevations in the inner city. High quality thin red brickwork with rebated pointing, classical stone dressings and Birmingham Arts and Crafts patterned brickwork. The recessed centre has 3 broad bays of metal framed windows on 2 main storeys and basement divided by full height chamfered and panelled brick piers with stone panelled aprons between main floors and brick above basement. Deep classical stone entablatures over first floor. Three pairs of camber arched windows are set above the cornice, the wall carried up in a tall parapet to moulded brick coping returned on to tower wings. The latter have narrow round headed window bays carried up through floors to stone ashlar level with the centre entablature. Revealed panels rise from thin sills at attic level to front and sides of towers achieving a quoin pilaster effect at this level. The front panels break up through coping and contain above their sills patterns brick medallions. A subtly balanced elevation, sharply detailed.



Listing NGR: SP0610687616

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National Grid Reference: SP 06103 87609

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