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© Mr Geoff Dowling ARPS

IoE Number: 217435
Location: GENERAL POST OFFICE, 17 AND 19 NEWHALL STREET B3 (north east side)
  BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr Geoff Dowling ARPS
Date Photographed: 15 August 1999
Date listed: 21 January 1970
Date of last amendment: 08 July 1982
Grade I

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NEWHALL STREET5104(north-east side)City Centre B3Nos 17 and 19

NEWHALL STREET 1. 5104 (north-east side) City Centre B3 Nos 17 and 19 [formerly listed as Nos 17 and 19 (General Post office)] SP 0687 SE 29/29 21.1.70 I 2. Includes No 103 Edmund Street. 1896, by F Martin (the son) of Martin and Chamberlain for the Bell Edison Company. Red brick; tiled roof. Three storeys; 6 bays divided by tall buttresses topped by turrets plus 7th bay on the angle to the return in Edmund Street. First bay similar to the third but broader, both with balconies at second floor level; 2 bay broad, gabled and containing the entrance up steps behind splendid iron gates and within an arched and gabled porch above with a shallow canted bay window at first floor level; 4th and 5th bays arched and identical except at ground floor where the fourth bay has a subsidiary entrance (that to No 17 Newhall Street); sixth bay similar to the fifth but narrow. Ground and first floor windows simple sashes within roll-moulded frames. Second floor windows casements with arched heads and within a band of cut brickwork of the highest virtuosity. The corner with a 2-storeyed bow window within its tall narrow arch and gabled. The return on Edmund Street (where there is the entrance to No 103 Edmund Street) with 4 bays in the rhythm 2:2. Each bay with a 2-storeyed shallow canted bay window within its tall arch and each pair with a broad shaped gable with powerfully vertical chimney stack soaring through it.

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