New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: Our Lady Help of Christians

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

This weeks Friday photo is Our Lady Help of Christians in Tile Cross. Sadly the Architect Richard Gilbert Scott passed away earlier this month, so I thought it would be fitting to post this picture of one of the two Roman Catholic ...

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Friday Photo: The Moat House Sutton Coldfield

Posted July 7th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Grade II* listed Moat House situated on the Lichfield Road in Sutton Coldfield. It designed and built circa 1680 by the architect Sir William Wilson (1641-1710), who had been a student of Sir Christopher Wren. Wilson actually ...

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Friday Photo- Summer Lane

Posted June 30th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I took this photo on a sunny morning in February of this year, and I just thought it had so much potential to be brought back to life. But it got me thinking about what this part of the city used to ...

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Friday Photo: St Michael and All Angels’ Church

Posted June 23rd, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the sleepy little church of St Michael and All Angels in Cofton Hackett. A church is believed to have existed on this same site from the 12th century, possibly first built as a chapel for a manor house. ...

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Friday Photo: Collingwood Centre, Pheasey.

Posted June 17th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Collingwood Centre in Pheasey, Great Barr. The Pheasey estate was built by Henry Boot for The First National Housing Trust from 1937. The estate was built on farmland (Pheasey Farm) that was originally in the Scott family ...

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Friday Photo- Deakin and Francis Building, the home of James Watt!

Posted June 9th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

Nestled away in the Jewellery Quarter is the former home of the steam engine inventor and co-father of the Industrial Revolution, James Watt, who lived here between 1777-1790. Watt’s home is located in Regent Place, tucked away from the main streets, and ...

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Friday Photo: RC Church of St Dunstan

Posted June 2nd, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the Roman Catholic church of St Dunstan in Kings Heath. The church has been Grade II listed due to its balanced and effective architectural design and the quality of the artistic details within. Previously the only Roman Catholic ...

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Friday Photo: Ss Peter and Paul Church, Aston-juxta-Birmingham

Posted May 26th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the church of Ss Peter and Paul, Aston-juxta-Birmingham. Originally Aston parish church, it was given this name after Aston was absorbed into Birmingham in 1911. There has been a church on this site for centuries, indeed, Aston church ...

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Friday Photo- Saturday Bridge

Posted May 19th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo should probably be aptly called ‘Saturday’ photo. Located on the edge of the jewellery Quarter, just off Summer Row, I’ve never really noticed Saturday bridge before, but today I ventured down for a closer look. A plaque on the ...

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Friday Photo: Clent Hills

Posted May 12th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo was taken at the summit of the Clent Hills, just south west of Birmingham, with views over towards Dudley and the Black Country. The area is now the property of the National Trust, first given to them by Worcestershire ...

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