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© Mr D.R. Smith LRPS

IoE Number: 217690
Photographer: Mr D.R. Smith LRPS
Date Photographed: 05 August 2001
Date listed: 08 July 1982
Date of last amendment: 08 July 1982
Grade II

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VICARAGE ROAD5104Kings Heath B14The Red LionPublic House

VICARAGE ROAD 1. 5104 Kings Heath B14 The Red Lion Public House SP 08 SE 12/63 II 2. A grand inn in a Cotswold limestone vernacular style. Dated 1903, by C E Bateman. Stone; slate roof. Two storeys 4 bays. First, an arched doorway whose elaborately sculpted head reaches to the sill of the first floor 4 light transoms window which is flanked by concave sided polygonal colonnettes. Then a big canted bay window rising through 2 storeys, a subsidiary door with, above in a Gothic frame, a rampant lion and the words 'Ye Olde Red Lion' in a scroll beneath, and, finally, another big canted bay window rising through both storeys. Moulded eaves cornice with fleurons and lions in the frieze. Inside, much re-used old timber to give the appearance of a timber framed building. Left and right roughcast screen walls with modern iron gates between stone piers surmounted by urns. In the walls, too, a pedestrians' entrance with original iron gate within a moulded stone frame. The first of the Birmingham "reformed pubs".

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