Red House Park

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Red House Park is a park in Great Barr, Sandwell, England.

The Red House[edit]

The Red House pictured in 2007.

Within the park is The Red House, a country house built in the 1841 for the then Liberal MP for Walsall, Robert Wellbeloved Scott, and stood in his 27-acre (11 ha) estate. Since 17 June 1996 it has been a Grade II listed building, statutory list reference: 5/110011 (179).[1] It uses red bricks in Flemish Bond with stone dressings. It has a hipped roof with Welsh slates and brick chimneys.[1]

Previously used as a convalescent home, the house is now owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and leased to the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, but is in a poor state of repair. The council proposes to sell it for development as private apartments, but this is opposed by nearby residents.

Obelisk[edit]

The park includes an obelisk, in memory of Princess Charlotte, which was restored in August 2009.[2]

Cave[edit]

The Park is also home to two small tunnel like structures known locally, and referred to on maps as, Hermit's Cave.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Red House, Hill Lane, Great Barr". Listed buildings in West Bromwich. Sandwell Council. 2006-04-01. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Anon (2009-08-28). "n/a". Great Barr Observer. 

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Coordinates: 52°32′49″N 1°56′30″W / 52.547026°N 1.941555°W / 52.547026; -1.941555