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IoE Number: 217210
Location: THE ORATORY, HAGLEY ROAD B16 (north side)
  BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Dr John Davis
Date Photographed: 24 June 2001
Date listed: 25 April 1952
Date of last amendment: 08 July 1982
Grade II*

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HAGLEY ROAD5104(north side)Edgbaston B16St Philip's Grammar

HAGLEY ROAD 1. 5104 (north side) Edgbaston B16 St Philip's Grammar School (formerly listed as The Oratory) SP 0488 SE 36/4 25.4.52 II* GV 2. 1859-61 by Henry Clutton, architect. Red brick with stone dressings; slate roof. To the road, a 2 storey block 6 bays long. The ground floor a windowless room with slender Tuscan columns of iron and the entrance into the courtyard behind and so into the Oratory church (qv). First floor with arched casement windows in stone surrounds with foliated capitals and sitting on a stone string. Between bays 3 and 4 a clock face. Boldly stone bracketed eaves cornice and parapet. Within the entrance, a 2 bay quadripartite brick vaulted passage gives on to a cloistered courtyard. The vault, like the arches of the courtyard, is carried on fat round piers on high bases and with excellently carved capitals of Romanesque character. The north side of the cloister is filled by the west facade of the church. The south side has no arcade or cloister but, instead, a low and narrow first floor corridor lit by 4 small windows is carried out on 8 boldly projecting stone brackets with transverse barrel vaults between them. Only this part of the school is listed.

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