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IoE Number: 471803
Photographer: Mr J J Sheridan LRPS
Date Photographed: 26 September 2002
Date listed: 09 December 1998
Date of last amendment: 09 December 1998
Grade II

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SP 19 SW BIRMINGHAM HIGHCROFT ROAD 997/4/10148 Highcroft Hospital, main building II Former Aston Union Workhouse. 1869 by Yeoville Thomason. Built by Jeffrey & Pritchard. Red brick with blue brick and stone dressings and bands. Tiled roofs with a deep enriched eaves cornice. High Victorian Gothic style. Slightly projecting central bay of 5 windows flanked by long ranges. 3 storeys. Brick and stone banded round-arched entrance surmounted by a Gothic traceried pediment inscribed "Aston Union/This memorial stone was laid by Thomas Colmore Esquire/Chairman of the Board of Guardians/AD 1869/Yeoville Thomason Architect/Jeffery & Pritchard Builders. Ground and 1st floor 4-pane sashes with patterned cambered arch heads; 2nd floor small-pane sashes with patterned pointed heads. Flanking ranges in similar style. Appearing from behind the entrance, the rectangular plan tower with arcaded pointed windows and pyramidal roof having a tall brick chimney stack at each angle and surmounted by a louvered cupola. Interior: Entrance hall with timber brackets supporting a currently clad stained glass ceiling, originally lit from the tower windows. 2 pointed arch doorways flank a large pointed arch over a stair to the rear recreation hall with heavy timber arch-braced open truss roof and stage.

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