The Endwood

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The Endwood
Handsworth Endwood Pub.JPG
The pub in 2013
Former names
  • Church Hill House
  • Hill House Hotel
  • Endwood Hotel
General information
StatusEmpty
TypePublic House (former residence)
Town or cityBirmingham
CountryEngland
Coordinates52°30′45″N 1°55′11″W / 52.512362°N 1.919737°W / 52.512362; -1.919737Coordinates: 52°30′45″N 1°55′11″W / 52.512362°N 1.919737°W / 52.512362; -1.919737
Completed1820 (1820)
Technical details
Floor count3
DesignationsGrade II listed

The Endwood is a disused grade II listed public house on Hamstead Road, in the Handsworth Wood district of Birmingham, England.[1][2]

The three-storey building was constructed as a private residence, Church Hill House, in 1820,[1] when Handsworth Wood was part of Staffordshire. It has a stucco finish, a slate roof and porch with doric columns.[2]

Around the 1880s, it was occupied by the Muntz family,[1] George Frederic Muntz' second son William Henry Muntz having married Alice Parker, the second daughter of its occupant, George Parker, in 1846.[3]

It subsequently became a hotel, known as the Hill House Hotel and then the Endwood Hotel,[4] before being purchased in 1937 by the brewers Butlers of Wolverhampton, who used it as a pub.[4] That company, and thus the Endwood, was acquired by Mitchells & Butlers in 1960.[5]

It was given listed building status in July 1982.[2]

In June 2015, a planning application was submitted to Birmingham City Council, for use of the building as an education centre.[1] A 2001 proposal to convert the building into flats was dismissed.[6]

The building sits immediately opposite the site of the defunct Handsworth Wood railway station (1896–1941), and the railway line passes beneath the house in a short tunnel. St Mary's Church (Norman, rebuilt 1820) and Handsworth Park (1880s) are also nearby to the south, as is the A4040 road to the north.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ex-pub could become Islamic education centre". Great Barr Observer. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1211884)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Marriages". The Spectator. 12 September 1846. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Church Hill House or The Endwood Public House". Digital Handsworth. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  5. ^ "William Butler & Co. Ltd. - Springfield Brewery, Wolverhampton". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Details Page for Planning Application - 2001/06410/PA". Birmingham City Council. Retrieved 24 June 2015.