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Report - The Gothic Inn, Constitution Hill, Birmingham July 2014



dweeb

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Again little info on this one, built around the 1880's as a pub, and closed in 1991. Typical flamboyant building of the period, but unlike any other in the city.

It became a shop after closure and has been derelict ever since I've been in Brum.

The upstairs is a pretty big space, so it was either built to house workshops, or perhaps had lodgings, after all it was an 'inn'. The upstairs was last used as a textile factory, but all the ceilings still have their original cornicing and there were plenty of gas lamp knuckles on the wall so little has changed up there in the past hundred years.

The bar has been decimated since 1991 but a very fine plaster ceiling is hiding above suspended tiles. Sadly the damp is seeing that off nicely.

The most striking feature of the building is it's tower, which sits on top of a beautiful staircase. We assumed it was once open to illuminate the stairs but it has since been covered over. A small hatch and some imagination got us up there, and the windows offered an interesting view down constitution hill.

The cellars were extensive and were full of bottles, assorted junk from an assortment of eras and some beautiful woodwork removed from the pub and sadly left to rot away in the damp.

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As it stands today

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View over neighbouring works
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Gas lamp
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The bar ceiling
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