New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo – Assay Office, Newhall Street

Posted December 13th, 2019 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

Some of you may be getting gold or silver in your Christmas stocking this year. You can be sure that all Five Gold Rings really are gold by checking the hallmarks. These impressions are applied by one of the UK’s four Assay ...

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Friday Photo – Langley Maltings

Posted August 23rd, 2019 by Dave Evetts with 1 Comment

Langley Maltings, Western Road, Oldbury Langley Maltings in Oldbury was seriously damaged by arson in 2006. This view from the Titford Canal shows the ends of the two parallel malthouses and a set of kilns between them. Walking along a curving towpath on ...

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The Friday Photo: St Philip’s Cathedral, weathervane

Posted July 19th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Has anyone else spent time looking at St Philip’s cathedral and wondered why it has a pig on its weathervane? St Philip’s was built by commission in the early 1700s. The church was consecrated in 1715 but the tower remained unfinished due ...

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The Friday Photo: The Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital

Posted June 28th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

A beautiful example of our Victorian architecture, the eye hospital, situated on The corner of Edmund St and Church St was built in 1883. It was built when the hospital, founded in 1823 and first located on Cannon Street, was no longer ...

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