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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: 1077117



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


District: Sandwell

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Sep-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 219315

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SANDWELL MB HIGH STREET (south-west side) SP 0091 SW West Bromwich 14/104 Town Hall GV II

Town hall and library, now town hall. 1874 - 5 by Alexander and Henman with library by Weller and Proud. Brick with stone dressings and slate roof. Two storeys with basement and attic. Facade has entrance steps behind three moulded pointed arches springing from round piers with foliated caps. Above the two outer arches are gabled oriel windows, with gabled attic dormers above. To the left of the centrepiece are three bays, to the right one. The ground floor windows have flat lintels recessed within Caernarvon arches. The first floor windows have round heads. Projecting forwards slightly at the right is a tower. Its second floor window has a stone balcony. Below the pyramid roof is a continuous arcade with detached shafts. Rising from the left hand side of this roof is a chimney, now truncated. To the front and rear are timber dormers. The tower is surmounted by an open timber bellcote with a short slated spire. Adjoining to the left of the facade is the former library. This has stone storey and impost bands. At the right is a gabled projection with two pointed windows on the first floor and a moulded pointed window, formerly a doorway, below. To the left are three bays, the left hand one projecting slightly. The ground floor windows are of two pointed lights with central shafts which have foliated capitals. Interior: main hall has galleries on three sides and apsidal end with raked seating and organ. Nave roof supported on iron trusses pierced in openwork pattern. At gallery level are cast iron columns with transverse and longitudinal iron arches.

Listing NGR: SP0022491410

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National Grid Reference: SP 00224 91410


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