Listing: The Albion public house, Lichfield Road.
A handsome building in red brick, the front a strong composition
with two big shaped gables at the ends. It has good details: brick
voussoirs to doors, and iron balconies. The design is similar to
Clark’s Four Ways, Portway, Rowley Regis, also of 1937.
It has been poorly treated recently with what appears to be new
weatherboarding to the upper floor between the gables, and an
awkward porch, but its powerful form is still very recognizable. The
former garden is now a car park.
The Albion is important in townscape terms, in a prominent
position on the
of Stubby Lane.