Azo House, Birkby Hall Road, Birkby

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  • location: corner of Birkby Hall Road & Birkby Lodge Road, Birkby
  • status: still exists
  • category: property
  • architect: Edgar Wood (1860-1935)

Built 1903 for Joseph Turner, chief chemist and chairman of Read Holliday and Sons, Limited.

Historic England Listing

  • Grade II!
  • first listed 29 September 1978
  • listing entry number 1220417

BIRKBY LODGE ROAD (East Side). Birkby. No 109 (Crenden). Including No 90 (Azo House), Birkby Lodge Road. Early C20. Architect: Edgar Wood. All one composition, with entrances to the 2 different roads. Hammer-dressed stone. Pitched slate roof. 2 storeys. Attic storey in gable ends. Irregular plan. Gabled. Overhanging eaves. Tall plain stacks. Flush mullioned and transomed windows, mullions of square section. Garden front has two 2-storey canted bays, one at west end flat-topped, one at east end carried up above eaves line and parapetted. Door to No 90 has flat top on console-shaped brackets, supported from above by ornament cast iron braces: diamond shaped lights with glazing bars: ornamented cast iron hinges. Door to No 109 is in one-storey extension at east end: flat hood: planked: 2 small oblong lights: characteristic Arts and Crafts cast iron hinges, knocker, handle and finger plate. Garden gate of No 109 has semi-circular shaped top and double shaped transom above it.


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