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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1025080



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: City of Wolverhampton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Mar-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 378462

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/03/2013

SO9198NE 895-1/12/265 12/02/75

WOLVERHAMPTON LICHFIELD STREET (South side) Former University of Wolverhampton Annexe

(Formerly Listed as Head Post Office, and Wolverhampton Polytechnic Annexe at date of most recent amendment)


Shown on O.S. map as Head Post Office. Former post office, later part of the University of Wolverhampton (Polytechnic at date of listing). 1895. Dark red brick with yellow terracotta dressings and slate roof. Northern Renaissance style. Symmetrical composition of 2 storeys and 13 bays; 2nd to 4th bays project under Dutch gable, as do 10th to 12th bays; central entrance bay breaks forward. Terracotta plinth, sill courses and flush bands, cornice to ground floor and top entablature with balustraded parapet. Projecting bays have round-headed windows with panelled pilasters and archivolts with keys and flanking windows with architraves, top festooned panels and segmental pediments, similar architraved window to 13th bay; central bays have similar round-headed windows paired with enriched spandrels to ground floor; 1st floor cross-mullioned 2-light windows with pilasters, friezes and cornices, those to central and projecting bays framed by Ionic pilastrades with plinths and festooned friezes. Paired round-headed attic lights to gables, with fluted colonnetes and flanking pilasters, panelled friezes, cartouches to pediments; 1st bay has flat-topped dormer. Central entrance has porch with Corinthian half-columns, enriched frieze and cornice, parapet with enriched date panel under consoled pediment with cartouche, flanking lions hold Royal arms. Entrance to 1st bay has architrave, overlight and consoled triangular pediment. Parapet has central panel with Royal arms and shell pediment; octagonal cupola with round-arched openings; banded stacks. Similar detached right return to Princess St; plain rear elevation with open-fronted bays. INTERIOR: altered; main hall has Ionic pilasters.

Listing NGR: SO9161898753

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National Grid Reference: SO 91629 98752


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