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56, 58 & 60 Newhall Street, Birmingham

Methodist Central Hall, Corporation Street, Birmingham

Former Gas Retort House, 39 Gas Street, Birmingham

Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham

Bell's Farmhouse (East Wing), Bells Lane, Birmingham

Perrott's Folly, Waterworks Road, Birmingham

Newman Brothers Coffin Furniture Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Birmingham

Icknield Street School (Sikh Temple), Icknield Street, Birmingham

Former School of Art, 496-500 Moseley Road, Birmingham

Weoley Castle, Birmingham

Primrose Hill Farmhouse, Primrose Hill, Birmingham

Old Grammar School, The Green, Birmingham

Barn range west of New Shipton Farmhouse, Walmley Road, Birmingham City

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Birmingham has 13 buildings on the English Heritage at Risk register. Are they treasures that need saving, or do you want to see the bulldozers brought in?

Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham Town Hall

Town Hall
Building Grade: I

Old Town Hall. 1830. Important public building in form of Roman Temple, formerly used for concerts. Now disused. Repairs required to external stonework. City Council proposal to re-open for public use as venue for the performing arts, educational and community purposes, for which Heritage Lottery fund grant has been agreed. It is expected that work will start shortly.

Perrots Folly
Perrotts Folly

Perrots Folly
Grade: II
Condition: Poor

Built in 1758 by John Perrott as folly adjacent to his house (long demolished). Six storey structure with circular stair tower attached. Repaired in 1986 but now increasing concern about structural cracks and future of the trust that owns it. Together with the adjoining waterworks tower said to be the inspiration of JRR Tolkien's 'Twin Towers'. Tolkien lived nearby in his youth.


Primrose Hill farmhouse
Primrose Hill Farmhouse

Primrose Hill Farmhouse, Primrose Hill
Grade: II
Condition: Poor

A late C15 farmhouse with timber-framed south and east fronts fronted in brick in early C20, beneath pitched tiled roofs. Currently vacant and future uncertain.

Old Grammar School
Old Grammar School

Old Grammar School, Kings Norton
Grade: II
Condition: Fair

An early C15 building, ground floor brick with stone quoins, first floor half timbered. Probably built as the priest's house to St Nicholas's church. Vacant and with no obvious use.

Don't forget to let us know which buildings YOU want saved from dereliction, and those which you think should get the dynamite treatment! Have your say here.

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