© Mr R. J Wheeler LRPS
OLDKNOW LOWER SCHOOL, WAVERLEY ROAD B10
BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Mr R. J Wheeler LRPS
14 January 2001
08 July 1982
Date of last amendment:
08 July 1982
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Small Heath B10
Oldknow Lower School
SP 08 NE 7/90
C1880-5, by Martin of Martin and Chamberlain. Red brick with cut and moulded brick
and terracotta dressings. Single storeyed. Five gabled bays, the fourth and fifth
staggered somewhat. Each bay with a single large 2 centred arched window with, in
the gables above, blank lights in terracotta between the vertical banding. In the
fifth gable, 2 lancet type windows with an encircled quatrefoil in the gable above.
On the left a cross wing that extends down the east side with close set gabled
windows. Above all, rises sheer a slender tower whose height is accentuated by quoin
pilasters and central vertical ribbing to each face. Above, a band of blind
traceried windows. Then prominent corner pinnacles between which rise diminutive
panelled gables to each side. From the middle rises a short openwork spire in the
manner of Burgos, crocketted in its upper part and terminating in an iron weathervane.
At the rear, towards Byron Road, a broad advanced gabled bay with 2 broad lancet
windows with encircled quatrefoil above, then 3 even gabled bays similar but
somewhat narrower and lower and with a pair of pointed arched sash windows in the
gable and then, on the right, a large 2 storeyed, apparently later, wing 4 gabled
bays by 4 gabled bays square and in a generally less rich style. The whole site is
enclosed by its original walls and railings. Brick with terracotta finial cap.
Plan rails on iron coping to dwarf walls. For the former Master's house here, see
No 10 Byron Road.