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Kings Norton Old Grammar School and Saracen's Head

Kings Norton Old Grammar School and Saracen's Head

Winners of BBC2 Restoration 2004 - now known as St Nicolas Place

Birmingham Libraries are proud to have supported the campaign to saveKings Norton Old Grammar Schooland the medieval house known as the Saracen's Head in the BBC2 Restoration series in 2004.

You can find out more from theBBC web siteand theKing's Norton Team Parishweb site.

More photographs of theSaracen's Headand theOld Grammar Schoolfrom Birmingham Libraries collection.

The local history collection atKings Norton Libraryincludesphotographs of the Old Grammar School andSaracen's Head

TheThomas Hall Library, formerly housed in the Old Grammar School, where Thomas Hall was a teacher and curate, contains about 1140 volumes, mainly seventeenth century theological works. It is now part of theEarly and Fine Printing CollectionatBirmingham Central Library.

For more details about the buildings, please seewww.kingsnorton.org.uk

There were 21 properties competing for the 2004 award. The others in the Midlands heat were:

  • Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire - home of Lord Byron
  • Bawdsey Radar Station, Felixstowe

Kings Norton Library
Early Printing Collection: Atlases and Parish Libraries
Images of Saracens Head Kings Norton
Images of Kings Norton Old Grammar School