New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo – Happy 120th Birthday University of Birmingham

Posted May 30th, 2020 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Last Week was the University of Birmingham’s (UoB) 120th Birthday! On 25 May 1900, Queen Victoria gave royal assent to the Birmingham University Act. Birmingham University was the first red brick university in the country – the first independent civic university ...

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Friday Photo – Sandwell Priory

Posted May 9th, 2020 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of the remains of the mid-12th century Sandwell Priory, once a Medieval Benedictine Monastery. Built by William, son of Guy de Offeni, Lord of the Manor of West Bromwich, the priory name derives from ‘Sand Well’, a ...

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Friday Photo – Perry Hall

Posted April 17th, 2020 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week I discovered Perry Hall in north Birmingham. You might struggle to see a hall in the distance. That’s because the building which once stood here was demolished in 1927 when Birmingham Corporation (now Birmingham City Council) had to decide on whether ...

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Friday Photo – Taylor and Challen Building

Posted March 6th, 2020 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

The Grade-II listed building, which dates from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was originally constructed as a foundry specialising in producing metal works and a wide variety of machinery for Birmingham’s booming metal trades, including presses and stamps. It was ...

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