A period Georgian building in Birmingham is to be redeveloped into new homes.

Monyhull Hall in Kings Norton was originally built as a private dwelling in the early 19th century for a wealthy farmer who at that time owned the surrounding land as a substantial agricultural holding.

The property and other surrounding buildings was until recently owned by the National Health Service.

The surrounding area is now being developed by George Wimpey and Bellway Homes into a range of apartments, two, three and four bedroom homes known as Monyhull Grange and Nightingale Park.

Andrew Grant Commercial has been instructed to sell the property, which retains a number of period Georgian features including plasterwork ceiling roses, coving and an attractive staircase.

The agency said that these are a feature of the building's Grade II Listed status and will be retained in any future development under the detailed planning permission which has been granted for the conversion of the property into eight two bedroom and two one bedroom apartments.

Within the grounds of the building there is also consent for a block of ten new build apartments along with approximately twenty-one car parking spaces.

Situated on Kings Norton Green is a 12th century church and a 15th century timberframed house known as the Old Grammar School and the Saracen's Head.

The two buildings are the current winners of the BBC's Restoration programme and have been granted funding for a full refurbishment. Andrew Grant said that as an important building in its own right it was anticipated that Monyhull Hall will be equally sympathetically restored.