Spring Hill Library

Spring Hill Library (grid reference SP055874) is a red brick and terracotta Victorian building in Ladywood, Birmingham, England.

Designed in 1891 by Martin & Chamberlain with a 65-foot (20 m) clock tower on the corner of Icknield Street and Spring Hill and opened on January 7, 1893, it now stands next to a roundabout and surrounded by flattened ground where once it was attached to buildings. The site was previously the location for the turnpike gate house for Icknield Street.

Still in use as a Birmingham branch library, it is a grade II* listed building.

A proposal to construct a Tesco supermarket to the rear of the building includes the construction of a glazed corridor to connect the two structures.

  • Arms of Birmingham

  • The ceiling, with curved iron girders concealed (unusual for Martin & Chamberlain)


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