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Friday Photo: Sovereign Hall, Frederick Street, JQ.

Posted September 1st, 2017 by Julie Webb with 2 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Sovereign Hall on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter. With its white stucco frontage adjorned with Italianate decoratation, this building has always stood out to me as I pass by on my daily commute. My favourite feature is the bearded gentleman keystones! It was built C1860 as workshop with residential accommodation. Over the years many businesses have been based there, the earliest company I can find listed is the silversmiths, S Blackensee & Son from 1881 until the end of war. It was grade II listed in 1982. As shown in the photo it has recently been sold, so obviously the building is now going into a new chapter of its life.

2 Responses to “Friday Photo: Sovereign Hall, Frederick Street, JQ.”

  1. Kelly June 13, 2018

    Hi Julie, I work for The Senator Group who are a furniture design company that bought Sovereign Hall and have spent the last few months completely refurbishing it.

    We now have a fantastic showroom and we would be delighted to show you around so that you can see the transformation for yourself.

    If this is of interest to you, please contact me;


    • Vicki Cox June 14, 2018

      Hi Kelly,
      It’s nice to know that the building has been given a new lease of life. I will flag up your offer to Julie and we will see about taking you up on your offer.


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