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© Mr Geoff Dowling ARPS

IoE Number: 217010
Location: MURDOCH CHAMBERS, 153 CORPORATION STREET B3 (west side)
  BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr Geoff Dowling ARPS
Date Photographed: 22 August 1999
Date listed: 21 January 1970
Date of last amendment: 21 January 1970
Grade II*

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CORPORATION STREET5104(west side)City Centre B3No 153(Murdoch Chambers)

CORPORATION STREET 1. 5104 (west side) City Centre B3 No 153 (Murdoch Chambers) Nos 155 to 161 (odd) (Pitman Chambers) SP 0787 SW 30/1 21.1.70 II* GV 2. 1896-7, by J Crouch and E Butler, partly for A R Dean, manufacturer of much of the furniture for Crouch and Butler's houses and partly for a vegetarian restaurant. Purple bricks and buff terracotta; tile roof. In an Arts and Crafts style. Four storeys plus 2 storeys of attics; 5 bays in the rhythm 1:2:1:1, the first with a polygonal domed attic room on the skyline, the 2nd and 3rd beneath a broad gable with pedicule surmounted by 3 figures and the fifth with a smaller gabled flanked by little squat attic turrets. Ground floor with arched entrances left and right of modern shop fronts. First floor with 3 triplets of windows with a band of excellently carved lively reliefs by Benjamin Creswick below and within broad arches with big voussoir stones; left and right, a 2-light window and a pedimented 3-light window. Second floor with a canted bay window rising into the storey above 2 segmentally-pedimented 3-light windows, a broad canted bay window and 3 arched windows. Third floor with sash windows and a 3-light transomed window all beneath a richly decorated eaves cornice. In the big gable 4 arched windows beneath a continuous pedimented head, in the small gable a shallow bow window. In the roof between the gables 2 tiers of 4-light flat-headed attic windows.

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