New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: Orangery of Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Posted October 25th, 2019 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Castle Bromwich Hall is a Jacobean mansion built in about 1599 for Sir Edward Devereux. In 1657 the house and its land was sold to Sir John Bridgeman I, and it was he who founded the formal gardens, that were stylised in ...

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Friday Photo: Coleshill Hall Farmhouse

Posted August 29th, 2019 by Julie Webb with 2 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Coleshill Hall Farmhouse on the Birmingham Road in Coleshill. The building is grade II listed and was originally a 17th century coach house and stable block to the Medieval Coleshill Hall, which was demolished in the early 1800’s. ...

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Friday Photo: Perry Barr Flyover – 1960’s road building..

Posted July 5th, 2019 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of part of the Perry Barr flyover.  The new road network along the Birchfield road was constructed between 1962-71 with a system of under and overpasses giving priority to cars and allowing them to fast track into Birmingham centre.  By the ...

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Friday Photo: St John the Evangelist Perry Barr

Posted May 10th, 2019 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the grade II listed St John the Evangelist Church, Church Lane Perry Barr. This Anglican parish church is build was built in the Gothic style, by Robert Studholme of Sutton Coldfield between 1831-3. It was ...

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Friday Photo: Changing Face of Legge Lane

Posted March 15th, 2019 by Julie Webb with No Comments

On a stroll around the Jewellery Quarter today I noticed there is scaffolding up along some of the buildings on Legge Lane. In checking the planning portal it appears there are some planning applications received for listed building consent for conversion to ...

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Friday Photo: Broad Street Former Presbyterian Church

Posted January 18th, 2019 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s photo is the former Presbyterian Church on Broadstreet. This staffordshire blue brick church was built in 1848-49 by J R Botham and was original a presbyterian church and in 1929 was taken over by the Second Church of Christ Scientist. It ...

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Friday Photo: Cast Iron Letterbox, Vittoria Street.

Posted November 26th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Walking around the Jewellery Quarter there are some interesting examples of letterboxes, this example is on 85, 87 and 87A, Victoria Street, which is a purpose built works,  circa 1870. It appears to be an original cast Iron example, with a distinctive ...

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Friday Photo: New Standard Works Facade Restoration

Posted September 28th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

The scaffolding has now been taken off  the New Standard Works to unveil the newly restored original redbrick facade of this magnificent four storey, grade II listed building in the Jewellery Quarter. I thought it fitting to feature this as today’s Friday ...

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Friday Photo: Baddesley Clinton

Posted September 8th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo takes us over the border into beautiful Warwickshire and the magnificent Baddesley Clinton. I took this on a lovely summers day at this wonderful National Trust Property. Baddesley Clinton was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years. Much ...

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Friday Photo: Red Telephone Boxes by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Posted July 6th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

The iconic K6 red telephone was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935. Around 60,000 examples were installed across Britain, which is why the K6 has come to represent ...

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