21 Yateley Road was designed and built by the young Architect H.T. Buckland and he lived here until his death in the 1950's.

H.T. was born in Barmouth, Wales and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham and the school of architecture at Birmingham School of Art.

Buckland worked as architect to the School Board in 1901 and then served as architect to the City of Birmingham Education Committee, his buildings are amongst Birmingham's most forward-looking of their time. He also sat on the Executive Council of The Birmingham Civic Society which devised many schemes for the improvement of Birmingham in the 1920s and 1930s.

Much of modern Birmingham owes its origins to the ideas put forward by Buckland and his parter Haywood.

In his domestic work Buckland showed an originality that was much admired, helping make Birmingham the centre for a magnificent group of provincial architects.

Invitation to View

This property offers tours through the Invitation to View scheme. Read below to find out more.

Tour features

A relaxed, informal tour of house and gardens guided by owners, Helen and Paul, who are only the third family to live in this house since it was built in 1899.

Price per visitor


Directions and address

21 Yateley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 3JP.

Easily accessible by car, bus or bicycle, though its address is Edgbaston, it is very close to the Birmingham suburb of Harborne, and only a short walk from its High Street to which buses run every 4 minutes from the city centre. Plentiful on-street parking.


Tea or coffee and biscuits.


No easy access.

Special restrictions

No stilettos, no photography.


Interested? Click the button below to see available dates. If you're a member and are logged in you'll be able to see the discounted option also.



By Invitation to View tours and group appointments only.


Find Us
Find us

We are 2 miles from Birmingham city centre on the Calthorpe Estate, a short walk from Harborne, which is served by numerous buses. 

  • Offers bike storage

There is plenty of street parking with no restrictions.


TOA Taxis 0121 427 8888


We also welcome group visits to the house and can provide light refreshments upon request. Please contact Paul Cardy for further information or to make an appointment. 

Historic Houses members visit for free (and a discount on Invitation to View tours).

Standard single adult admission is £11.50.


01216087650 - please do not call this number if enquiring about Invitation to View tours.

21 Yateley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 3JP

Fun Facts

The house was designed by H.T. Buckland and showed an originality that was much admired, helping make Birmingham the centre for a magnificent group of provincial architects at a time when London architects were some of the world's best.

Alan Crawford, distinguished authority on the Arts and Crafts period, confirms that Buckland "developed such a highly personal style of such quality in domestic work that he must rank with the best of his time" – Edwin Lutyens, Charles Voysey and Baillie Scott.

Upcoming events

19 Apr 2020

21 Yateley Road, West Mids

Grade I Arts & Crafts house and garden, designed in 1899 by architect Herbert Tudor Buckland as his own family home. Remarkably intact interior, which includes interesting plasterwork, stained glass and beaten copper. The only Birmingh am Arts & Crafts house that is really well preserved, and one of only 22 buildings Grade I buildings.


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School Visits

We welcome groups from both primary and secondary schools. Please contact Paul Cardy for more information or to make an appointment.