New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Are we about to find Baskerville’s House?

Posted April 24th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Map of car park site next to baskerville house.

Lovely blog post (click here) from Simon Felton about the possibilities of the new excavation taking place next to the newly refurbed offices at Baskerville House, to study the archaeology before work begins on a new central library.

He has dug out the map above which shows now lost canals and tells us the dig aims to

to look for the remains remains of an old canal wharf, the Union Mill and the house of John Baskerville – one of the city’s 18th century printing pioneers on the site of what will be the new Library of Birmingham.

How fantastic to ncover the site of Baskerville’s house. What font should we use to describe what is found?

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