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© Mr Peter Garratt

IoE Number: 217643
Photographer: Mr Peter Garratt
Date Photographed: 25 May 2001
Date listed: 22 May 1972
Date of last amendment: 22 May 1972
Grade II*

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SPRING HILL5104Ladywood B18Public LibrarySP 0587 SE 27/722.5.72II*

SPRING HILL 1. 5104 Ladywood B18 Public Library SP 0587 SE 27/7 22.5.72 II* 2. 1893 by Martin and Chamberlain, a small but richly designed Gothic style library on corner site with Icknield Street. Bright red brick with the partnership's typical wealth of simply modelled terracotta dressings and decoration. Prominent corner clock tower over entrance with pinnacle clasped spire. Steep gable end tiled roof with cresting tiles. Finialed gabled window bays with lofty paired lancets containing ogee arched and pointed lights with decorative terracotta panels between floors. Triple group with taller gabled centre light, under pyramid roof to west end of south front. Interior galleried with balconies. Supported by marble columns. Pointed barrel vault over open 2 storey space.

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