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The Fighting Cocks - pub in Moseley - Temperature Gauge / Barometer

Temperature gauge on The Fighting Cocks. At this point it was at "Change".

 

This is one of the pubs mentioned in my new book Victorian Buildings of Birmingham by Roy Thornton.

 

The only pub I captured in Moseley (there are others, but I may do those another time perhaps).

 

It is called The Fighting Cocks, it was built in 1899 (according to the book - Heritage Gateway says 1903) and is a Grade II listed building. One of the best known designed outside the City Centre by Newton & Cheatle.

 

It is on the corner of St Mary's Row and King Edward Road.

   

1903 by T W F Newton and Cheatle. At a tangeht to Alcester Road on corner

with King Edward Road. A large public house of 2 and 3 storeys ashlar faced

to King Edward Road and with ashlar ground floor and red brick upper floors

with stone dressings to St Mary's Row. Lofty octagonal ashlar corner tower

with bell stage louvres alternating with clock faces to top stage, surmounted

by ogee swept lead cupola-dome. Simplified Jacobean mullion transom fenestration

with Arts and Crafts details. Shaped Dutch gables to St Mary's Row. Leaded

light casements, with panes of stained glass to bar windows. Deep semi-circular

hoods to doorways supported on consoles, that to corner tower with pilasters

flanking doorway and painted relief coat of arms with name above in good gilded

Arts and Crafts lettering. Clock faces have scrolled surrounds of strapwork

derivation with small swept gables above breaking the capping cornice of the

tower. Interior altered but retains good Arts and Crafts bar back and double

faced clock supported by fighting cock all in fine quality wrought iron work.

 

The Fighting Cocks - Heritage Gateway

 

The Fighting Cocks, Moseley

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Taken on December 6, 2009