Ancient and Modern - some Lichfield Buildings
 
Cruck House

The medieval Cruck House on Stowe Street, originally 2 cottages dating from the late 15th or early 16th century, was restored in 1971 as part of a larger Lichfield City Council regeneration scheme. This Grade II* listed building has since served as a local community centre.

Photo - Frank Horsfall, 2005
Cruck House
 
St Michaels Hospital
St Michael's Hospital

St Michael's Hospital on Trent Valley Road was originally built as the Lichfield Union Workhouse so is an important part of the City's history. This Grade II listed Tudor Gothic gatehouse building was designed by W.B. Moffat & G.G. Scott and opened in 1841. An unusual feature is the Georgian cupola above the main building.

Photo - Lesley Bushell, 2018
 
Samuel Johnson's Birthplace

Dr Johnson's house on Breadmarket Street is a three storey Queen Anne town house built in a transitional style merging timber framing and brick. This Grade I listed building was built around 1707 as the home and bookshop of Michael Johnson, the father of Samuel Johnson.

Photo - Frank Horsfall, 2005
Dr Johnson's House
 
Erasmus Darwin's House
Erasmus Darwin's House

Darwin House on Beacon Street, the former home of Erasmus Darwin, was built about 1758 on the site of the Common Hall of the medieval Vicars choral. Following restoration in 1999 this Grade I listed mid-georgian building has served as a museum, holding a number of objects which were the property of Erasmus Darwin and his family.

Photo - Frank Horsfall, 2005
 
The Tudor Café

The Tudor Café on Bore Street is a richly ornamented timber framed house, probably dating from the 16th century. This Grade II* listed building was formerly known as "Lichfield House". It was restored in 1974 by the local firm of Bridgman's Ltd, becoming one of the 285 buildings in the country to win an European Architectural Heritage Year award that year.

Photo - Roger Hockney, 2018
The Tudor Café
 
Quarry Lodge
Quarry Lodge

Quarry Lodge on Tamworth Road was built in 1825 by Thomas Rowley, a physician and notable Lichfield benefactor. This picturesque Gothic style house with twin octagonal turrets was restored in 1983 and is now listed, Grade II.

Photo - Lesley Bushell, 2019
 
The Free Library

The former Public Library on Beacon Street was built in 1859 by Birdlake & Lovatt, becoming only the second Free Library in the country. The building is listed Grade II and has been used since xxxx as a Registry Office.

Photo - Lesley Bushell, 2019
The Free Library