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.
SK1109NE DAM STREET
1094-1/5/90 (North East side)
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