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Bournville Carillon at Bournville Village Primary School - A historic Gem!

The Bournville Carillon is one of the finest instruments of its kind in the world and was installed by George Cadbury in 1906 as a gift to the workers at his Cadbury factory..

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The Rest House, Bournville - A cultural Gem!

At the centre of Bournville Village Green is The Rest House, completed in 1914 to commmemorate the silver wedding anniversary of George and Elizabeth Cadbury. Now the Carillon Visitor Centre.

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Bournville Quaker Meeting House - An historic Gem!

The Friends' Meeting House in Bournville is near Linden Road and the Village Green. Built in 1905, architect W. Alexander Harvey. There is a bronze bust of George Cadbury facing the green.

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Bournville Village Green - A wonderful open space!

The Bournville Village Green is in Bournville, and is around The Rest House. Between Linden Road and Sycamore Road. Surrounded by buildings from the early 20th century.

 

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The former Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Grade II* listed building at the Digbeth Campus of South & City College Birmingham, on Floodgate Street, Moores Row and Milk Street. Built as the Floodgate Street Board School in 1891.

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The Church of St Peter & St Paul, Aston - Culture, history and faith

The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul is situated in Witton Lane in Aston. It was the tallest building in Birmingham from 1838 to 1855. Not far from Villa Park, Aston Hall & Park.

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The Bond, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bond is situated close to the Grand Union Canal in Digbeth and is a former Victorian industrial factory now with conference facilities and warehouse space for creatives.

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The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House - A Birmingham (Hidden) Gem!

The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House is situated at the end of Banbury Street in Digbeth and was established by an Act of Parliament  in 1813

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Moseley School - A Birmingham Gem!

Moseley School is situated on Wake Green Road, in Moseley, Birmingham. The red brick building built in 1855-56 as the Spring Hill Congregational College. A school since 1923.

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The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham dates back to the founding of King Edward's School in 1552. Today it includes 12 schools.

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110 Edmund Street (Former Scottish Mutual Assurance Society building) - A Birmingham Gem!

This Grade II listed building now offices dates back to 1895. Built in red brick in the Flemish revival style, it is located on the corner of Newhall Street and Edmund Street.  

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Victoria Square House - A Birmingham Gem!

Victoria Square House, formerly a General Post Office and now an office building, was designed by Henry Tanner and built between 1889 and 1891.  Iron:Man was outside 1993 - 2017.

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The Original Birmingham Assay Office - A Birmingham Gem!

The original Birmingham Assay Office is on Newhall Street, on the corner with Charlotte Street in the Jewellery Quarter. It was built in 1878, and designed by Andrew Phipson. Moved out 2015.

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The Lewis Building - A Birmingham Gem!

Lewis's, opened in Corporation Street in 1885. The store was the forerunner of the modern department store. As an office development, it retains the grandeur of the original building.

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Digbeth Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Digbeth Police Station is situated at 115 Digbeth, on the corner of Allison Street. It was built in 1911. It is a Grade A listed building according to Birmingham City Council.

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University of Birmingham Guild of Students - A Birmingham Gem!

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is situated on the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham, near Edgbaston Park Road. Formerly called BUGS.

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19 Newhall Street (former Bell Edison Telephone building) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bell Edison Telephone Building is situated at 17 & 19 Newhall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1896 as the Central Telephone Exchange and offices for NTC.

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Birmingham Children's Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Children's Hospital has been situated on Steelhouse Lane since 1998 in a building that was formerly the Birmingham General Hospital.

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Hall of Memory - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hall of Memory is a war memorial designed by Cooke and Twist which was opened in 1925 in Centenary Square, Birmingham. 

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Birmingham Oratory - A Birmingham Gem!

Newman's Oratory is a quite amazing Grade II* listed building. The church with its ornate ceiling and marble pillars is simply stunning. Newman was created a saint by Pope Francis I.

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University of Birmingham Sports & Fitness Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

University of Birmingham's state-of-the-art sports club, with a big focus on community, is a gateway to the University and sits on the corner of Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road.

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University House, University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

University House has been home to the University of Birmingham's Business School since 2004.  

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Main Library at the University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Main Library of the University of Birmingham is one of the largest academic libraries in the country. It was completed in the summer of 2016.

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University Station at the University of Birmingham

University Station opened in 1978 and continues to serve the University of Birmingham and QEHB. With passenger numbers set to rise, University Station is undergoing an exciting redevelopment.

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Weoley Castle - A Birmingham Gem!

Weoley Castle is the remains of a fortified manor house in Weoley Castle, Birmingham. The ruins dates back to 1264.

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