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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.


List entry Number: 1220385



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


District: Birmingham

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Jan-1970

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 216842

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CALTHORPE ROAD 1. 5104 Edgbaston B15 No 35 SP 0585 NW 39/28 21.1.70 II* GV 2. C1835 detached villa of coursed stucco with unusually complex and ornate architectural dressing of Graeco-Egyptian derivation. One main storey with a low attic storey above entablature 3 bays to each main elevation with Doric wings to rear. The narrower entrance front facing corner of the triangular plan grounds, has a tetrastyle Greek Doric portico of fluted coupled columns with acanthus scroll to frieze and pediment. Doorcase with leaded ornament. Tall thin arched side lights framed by incised Soanian scrolls with weather over. Similar lights set immediately each side of portico. The main ground floor windows have cambered incised arches springing from broad piers with wreathed and panelled quoins. Coupled pilaster strips to corners carry deep first floor entablature with wreaths and Greek keys. The other storey is narrowly articulated by a whole series of coupled and single pilaster strips. Small framed window over portico; the side windows have been lengthened and cut up into eaves course; cornice and straight parapet. Low nipped elate roof. The side elevations have similar but slightly simplified details. Central French window to north-west garden front, 2 blind bays on first floor. South-east front to Calthorpe Road has central blank window in "Egyptian" eaved architrave on palmette brackets. Service range extending to north-west with former integral coachhouse: some alterations of fenestration; pilaster strips to both floors by side entrance. Interior largely modernised but entrance hall has carved geometric staircase in open well; cast turned bannisters with narrow scrolled lyre standards between continued across galleried landing with continuous moulded handrail. Large garden with serpentine carriage sweep.

Listing NGR: SP0540585583

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National Grid Reference: SP 05405 85583


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