Site:  

No.s 42 52 Bromsgrove Road



Grid Reference:     


SP 0357 6752




Description:


Three villas, now flats and offices. Mid 19th century. All brick with hipped slate roofs. Chimneys with moulded caps. All of 2 storeys with 3-bay facades.


Detailed as follows:




No.42


Quoins and dentilled eaves cornice. Windows are 4-pane sashes with rendered surrounds and corbelled sills. Ground-floor windows also have moulded semi-circular arched heads. Central entrance has a lean-to glazed porch with slate roof and round-arched doorway with a half-glazed door.




No.44 Crosslea Flats


Vermiculated quoins and modillion eaves cornice. First-floor windows have entablatures and flanking pilasters. All 4-pane sashes. French windows on outer bays of ground floor with fanlights and cornices on corbels. Tiled terracotta fruit and flower decoration defines central bay. Splendid wrought-iron veranda with balustrade runs across ground floor. Central entrance has similar surround to first-floor windows, and half-glazed double doors with fanlight. Inserted modern roof lights. Wing to left of two storeys and similarly detailed.




No.52 Hyde House


Rendered quoins and dentilled eaves cornice. Windows have moulded architraves and corbels to sills. All 4-pane sashes. Tiled wrought-iron veranda. Central entrance has moulded architrave, fanlight and side lights and a half-glazed door. 20th century office extension at rear.





Significance:



These buildings continue the sequence of fine town houses that line this approach into the town centre. They have survived in relatively good condition and with minimal alteration. No. 44 is the best example, due to its window detail and veranda.


They are set back from the road and their front gardens and mature trees contribute to their importance as a group and to the quality of the street scene.



History:



This building........