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Dam Street, Lichfield - Brooke House on the left

A look down Dam Street in Lichfield.


House on the left is Brooke House. Grade II listed. At 24 Dam Street.





1094-1/5/90 (North East side)

05/02/52 No.24

Brooke House




House, now office. c1810. Brick with ashlar dressings;

parapeted roof. L-plan. Georgian style. 3 storeys; 2-window

range. Plain brick parapet with cornice. Entrance has doorcase

with panelled pilasters, and bracketed cornice, blind fanlight

with Y-tracery over half-glazed door. Windows have sills, and

rubbed brick flat arches with keys over 12-pane sashes, those

to 2nd floor over 6-pane sashes; louvred shutters to 1st floor

windows. Ashlar plaque above entrance, placed here by the

antiquarian Richard Greene in the C18, records the site of the

death of Lord Brooke, Parliamentary commander in the Civil

War, who was shot during the 1st siege of the Close, 2nd March

1643. INTERIOR: front room has segmental-headed recess; dogleg

staircase to rear with stick balusters, wreathed handrail and

no newels; rear entrance has 6-fielded-panel door and inner

entrance with radial-bar fanlight over half-glazed door.

(Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade M W:

Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.169).



Listing NGR: SK1170509678

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Taken on June 14, 2009