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

Birmingham (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 06634 87055


MARGARET STREET 1. 5104 City Centre B3 Birmingham Midland Institute (formerly listed as The Birmingham Library) SP 0687 SE 29/27 21.1.70 II* GV 2. 1899, by Cassins, Peacock and Bewlay. Red brick with stone dressings; green stone tiled roof. Two storeys plus basement and attic; 5 bays, the outer once advanced and gabled, that on the right broader and taller than that on the left. Ground floor with a modern entrance with 3-light transomed window above, three 4-light windows with transom and bold voussoirs in the arches and then the entrance up steps within an archway flanked by banded Ionic columns and arched panels. First floor with a 3-light window, six 2-light windows separated from one another by banded Ionic columns standing alternately on the keystone of the window below and a buttresses rising from basement level and a window of Serliam type with banded Ionic pilasters and a sculpted semi-circular panel over the centre light. Below the 6 window a sculpted band of Renaissance-type decoration. All first floor windows with 2 transoms. Richly decorated cornice and parapet behind which the roof in which three 4-light flat-headed dormer windows. All windows with leaded lights. Right-hand return on Cornwall Street of 3 bays and similar to the Margaret Street elevation. Nothing inside.

Listing NGR: SP0663487055


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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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Date: 24 Apr 2007
Reference: IOE01/16396/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Garratt. Source Historic England Archive
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