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Bell's Farmhouse - Bells Farm Close - Druids Heath - gate

Druids Heath in South Birmingham.

 

Went through here a few days before on the 49 bus and noticed an old Tudor building.

 

Came back on a Sunday on the more reliable and regular no 50 bus.

 

This was Bell's Farmhouse - now Bells Farm Community Centre. It is currently being restored.

 

At 1 Bells Farm Close (and listed as being at 157 Bells Lane).

 

Grade II* listed building.

 

Bell's Farmhouse 157, Birmingham

 

BELL'S LANE

1.

5104

Brandwood B14

No 157

(Bell's Farmhouse)

(formerly listed under

Northfield)

SP 07 NE 17/14 25.4.52

II*

2.

Late C16 to mid C17 substantial farmhouse. Two storeys and attic. Timber

framed with red brick infill, later roughcast. Double gabled front and rear,

the gables slightly jettied at attic level. Old tile roof. Original external

chimney stacks to side elevations with tall coupled stair shaped shafts.

Fenestration consists mainly of C19 wood casements. Central doorway giving

access to axial passage, the door in an architrave (but hood missing). All

main rooms of interior retain C17 panelling although some appears to be reset.

Ground floor right hand room has palmette frieze - upper right hand room

has remains of C17 plaster ceiling in 2 compartments, one with rosette and

guilloche decoration, the other with an original arrangement with lions' masks.

Dog leg staircase with surviving elements of splat balusters. The site of

the house was moated to the west.

   

Listing NGR: SP0636178755

 

Construction area out front where the garden should be (if it had one).

 

Gate at the front.

 

Halfway between Kings Norton and the Maypole.

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Taken on March 25, 2012