Report number: 29/2015

Title Curzon Street Station, New Canal Street, Birmingham
Summary This report, which is produced at the request of National Planning & Conservation Department in response to the proposed siting of the HS2 Birmingham terminal, examines the surviving structures of the London & Birmingham Railway terminus at Curzon Street, Birmingham. It considers in particular the grade 1 listed 1838 building by Philip Hardwick, which he referred to as the Principal Building, the sole remaining intact building on the site, together with the boundary walls which incorporate the remains of the screen of the Grand Junction Railway terminus of 1838 and the bridges and viaducts that provided rail access to the complex. It looks at the significance of these structures and at the possibility of there being substantial archaeological remains of one of the first main line terminals in the world. The report is based on a site visit made on 12 November 2014, examination of Hardwick’s original drawings held at the National Railway Museum and of London & Birmingham Railway minute books and other related documents at the National Archives, together with accounts in contemporary local and national newspapers, guides and in secondary sources.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 58
  • Minnis, J
Keywords Standing Building ,  Standing Structure