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© Mr Peter Garratt

IoE Number: 216812
Location: SELLY OAK ELECTRICITY SUB STATION TO REAR OF NUMBER 659, BRISTOL ROAD B29 (west side)
  BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr Peter Garratt
Date Photographed: 15 October 2001
Date listed: 08 July 1982
Date of last amendment: 08 July 1982
Grade II

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BRISTOL ROAD5104(west side)Selly Oak B29Selly Oak Electricity

BRISTOL ROAD 1. 5104 (west side) Selly Oak B29 Selly Oak Electricity Sub-Station to rear of No 659 SP 08 SW 11/6 II 2. Circa 1890. Tall brick and terracotta building with stone dressings, in a Gothic style associated with Chamberlain. Seen from the road the building appears as very tall version of a 2 storeyed French Gothic Royal Chapel, raised on a high and on a rectangular plan. The south-east front (short side) has a deep flight of steps leading up to the portal with window above, flanked by buttresses. The top floor has triple group of lights set in pointed arcade of cut ornamental brickwork. Steeply hipped tiled roof with terracotta floral bracketed eaves cornice and terracotta finials. On the east return elevation a gabled staircase tower abuts the entrance front with stepped lights on the east face, followed on the top floor or "clerestory" by a tall pointed blind arcade of 3 bays with cut brickwork and ashlar shafts, rising from a weathered string. Projecting from the basement and ground floor is an apsed transept with stone dressed lobed arcaded light, terracotta eaves and a steep tiled roof curved to bow of apse. Lower single storey transept wing off south-west side.

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