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© Mr Peter Garratt

IoE Number: 217390
Location: THE BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY, MARGARET STREET B3
  BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr Peter Garratt
Date Photographed: 24 April 2007
Date listed: 21 January 1970
Date of last amendment: 08 July 1982
Grade II*

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MARGARET STREET5104City Centre B3Birmingham MidlandInstitute(formerly listed as

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.

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