The BBC reports today that the Former Moseley School of Art is on the Victorian Societies list of the 10 most endangered Victorian buildings in England and Wales.
The BBC says:
The list of 10 was drawn up using nominations from members of the public.
Dr Ian Dungavell, director of the Victorian Society, said: “Our heritage is a finite resource and once historic buildings like this are gone they cannot be replaced.”
Also on the list is a boarded-up former orphanage in Liverpool, designed by Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse and built in the 1870s, and a former Unitarian chapel on Upper Brook Street in Manchester.
The College of Art on the Moseley Road in Balsall Heath is Grade II*. It was opened in 1900 and stopped being used as a school in 1975.
There has been a great deal of interest in the concentration of Listed building on Moseley Road, including Nicky Getgood’s concern for some Georgian homes, Terry Grimley’s Birmingham Post piece on the 50 bus route
This stretch of a mile or so contains a remarkable number of distinguished architectural survivals, starting with the huge former Moseley tram depot on the corner of Trafalgar Road and ending with the Friends’ Institute, recently the subject of a rescue campaign after it was revealed that the council’s Hall Green Constituency Committee was seeking to offload it.
- Hammerton School, Ouseburn Road, Darnall, Sheffield
- Grimsby’s former ice factory, Gorton Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
- Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
- Bradgate House Stables, Bradgate Hill, Groby, Leicestershire
- Royal Liverpool Seamen’s Orphanage, Newsham Park, Tuebrook, Liverpool
- 30 Euston Square, London
- The Unitarian Chapel, Upper Brook Street, Manchester
- Old Fire Station, Court Road, Barry, South Wales
- Normansfield Hospital, Kingston Road, Teddington, Greater London
- Former Moseley School of Art, Moseley Road, Birmingham