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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 

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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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St Joseph's Church, Nechells - Culture, History and Faith

St Joseph's Church is a Grade II listed building. Built in 1850 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. On Long Acre in Nechells, Birmingham.

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St Matthew's Church, Aston & Nechells - Culture, History and Faith

St Matthew's Church was built in 1839-40 by William Thomas of Leamington. The first of 5 churches to be built by the Birmingham Church Building Society. Near Duddeston Manor Road.

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The Villa Tavern, Nechells - A Birmingham Gem!

The Villa Tavern is a public house in Nechells, Birmingham. It was rebuilt 1924-5 by Matthew J. Butcher of Birmingham for Ansells Brewery Ltd. Named after Aston Villa FC.

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Nechells Baths - A Birmingham Gem!

Nechells Baths are former public swimming baths on the corner of Nechells Park Road and Aston Church Road. The building has been used as The Wisdom Cultural Islamic Centre since 2017.

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Nechells Primary E-act Academy - A Birmingham Gem!

Nechells Primary E-act Academy is a primary school built in 1879 to the designs of Martin and Chamberlain, located on Eliot Road in Nechells, Birmingham for the Birmingham School Board.

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The Birmingham Man - sitting statue of Thomas Attwood in Chamberlain Square

The Birmingham Man is a 1993 bronze sitting statue of the first Birmingham MP, Thomas Attwood sculpted by Sioban Coppinger & Fiona Peever. Soapbox with pages on the steps.

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Lichfield Cathedral - A West Midlands Gem!

Lichfield Cathedral is an ancient cathedral located in the City of Lichfield, Staffordshire. The only medieval English cathedral with three spires. It is a Grade I listed building.

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Delta Hotels Marriott Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Marriott Hotel was built for Tube Investments in 1958-60 by Cotton, Ballard & Blow at Five Ways between Harborne Road and Hagley Road in Edgbaston. It later became a hotel.

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Daniel's Visit to York - October 2022

Daniel took a trip to York, Yorkshire, UK from 10th October to 14th October 2022.

Here are the best photos.

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The Crown Inn (Corporation Street) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Crown Inn was built in 1888 by the architect Charles J. Hodson, on the corner of Corporation Street, Newton Street and Dalton Street in the Steelhouse Conservation Area.

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The Crown Inn (Station Street) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Crown was a public house on the corner of Station Street and Hill Street, opposite Birmingham New Street Station. Built in 1881 to the designs of Thomson Plevins. It closed in 2014.

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The Burlington Hotel - A Birmingham Gem!

The Burlington Hotel is between New Street and Stephenson Street. Built as the Midland Hotel between 1867 and 1875. The Burlington Arcade opened in 1994. Hotel restored in 2022.

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Statue of Joseph Sturge at Five Ways

Between Harborne Road and Hagley Road at Five Ways is the statue of Joseph Sturge. Sturge campaigned to abolish slavery in the 19th century. The statue dates to 1862.

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Statue of Robert Peel outside Tally Ho! in Edgbaston

The second statue to be unveiled in Birmingham was of Sir Robert Peel in 1855 in what was then Council House Square. It was later moved to Calthorpe Park in 1927, then to Tally Ho! in 1963.

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Statue of Horatio Nelson at the Bullring

Following the visit of Horatio Nelson to Birmingham in 1802, and his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805, Birmingham got a statue of him in 1809 by Richard Westmacott.

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Equestrian Statue of King George I at the University of Birmingham

The Equestrian Statue of King George I is outside of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Originally for Dublin, Ireland in the early 18th century. It was brought to Birmingham in 1937.

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The Hazelwell, Stirchley - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hazelwell is a public house in Stirchley on Hazelwell Fordrough and Pineapple Road. Not far from Vicarage Road. There has been a pub on this site in Mock Tudor style since the 1930s.

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Pendigo Lake at the Birmingham NEC

The Pendigo Lake is located at the National Exhibition Centre (Birmingham NEC). It is near Resorts World Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, and faces the exteriors of Halls 1 and 5. 

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National Exhibition Centre at the Birmingham NEC

The National Exhibition Centre (also called The NEC) is located in Marston Green, Solihull. It opened in 1976. Over the years it has been expanded and now has 20 interconnected halls.

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St Paul's Gallery - Centres of art with community

St Paul's Gallery is located on Northwood Street in the Jewellery Quarter, close to James Street. They have a large collection of signed album artwork. It opened in 2003.

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The Station, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Station is a public house on the Kings Heath High Street. It was probably named after the first Kings Heath Station (1840-1941). By the end of 2023, there will be a new railway station.

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Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar in Bournville - Culture, history and faith

The Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar is located in Bournville, Birmingham on Griffins Brook Lane. Built for political refugees from Yugoslavia after World War II,

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The Red Lion, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Red Lion is a public house in Kings Heath on the Vicarage Road, dating to 1903 by the architect C E Bateman. Between Howard Road and Grove Road. It's a Grade II listed building.

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