Birmingham Town Hall and Chamberlain Memorial

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    Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed concert and meeting venue in Victoria Square, Birmingham.

    Chamberlain Memorial in front of the Birmingham Town Hall. Grade II listed monument.

    Chamberlain Memorial is on the left.

    Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed concert and meeting venue in Victoria Square, Birmingham.

    It was created as a home for the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival established in 1784, the purpose of which was to raise funds for the General Hospital, after St Philip's Church (later to become the Cathedral) became too small to hold the festival, and for public meetings. Between 2002 and 2008 it was refurbished into a concert hall and is now used for performances for various different music types and events such as Aston University graduation ceremonies.

    Construction began in 1832, with an expected completion of 1833. After various delays it was finished and opened in 1834. The architects were Joseph Hansom and Edward Welch.

    Chamberlain Memorial - 1880, by J H Chamberlain. In a Gothic style. Four gabled faces with arches filled with diaper and mosaic work and a portrait medallion of Chamberlain by Thomas Woolner. Corner pinnacles and a crocketted spire with lucarnes and an iron finial. The basin at the foot a modern replacement. Chamberlain Memorial - Heritage Gateway

    Heritage Gateway description below: (Grade I listing)

    Won in competition in 1830 by J A Hansom and E Welch; building started 1832 and completed and enlarged by Charles Edge. Anglesey marble. Peripteral temple of the Corinthian order, 8 bays by 15, and raised on a high rusticated podium with round headed openings. In the walls of the cellar tall windows within eared surrounds and standing on a moulded string course. The interior altered 1926-7.

    Birmingham Town Hall - Heritage Gateway

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