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RICHARDS ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM

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.

Name: RICHARDS ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM

List entry Number: 1077118

Location

RICHARDS ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, HOLYHEAD ROAD

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

County:

District: Sandwell

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

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: 219317

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History

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Details

SANDWELL MB HOLYHEAD ROAD SO 9894 NE Wednesbury 12/106 Richards Art Gallery and Museum

II

Art gallery. 1890 by Wood and Kendrick (foundation stone). Red brick and terra cotta. A symmetrical composition of two storeys, the upper storey blind, with two bays on each side of entrance. The bays are separated by pilasters. Above the main cornice is a balustrade, with piers between bays carrying urns. Second cornice above tall lower storey. On the ground floor are timber cross-windows. Above each is a semi-circular pediment springing from a moulded band. Each contains moulded decoration including a cartouche. Each bay on the first floor has a terra cotta panel with relief portraits of St Christopher Wren, Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Flaxman and Sir Isaac Newton. Above the doorway are two niches, separated by a pilaster and containing busts of William Lloyd, Chairman of the Art Gallery Committee and of Mayor Williams. Above the main cornice is a centrepiece with a shield of arms and motto below a pediment. The doorway has an elliptical arch and is flanked by attached octagonal turrets with pinnacles. Within a pediment is moulded decoration and inscrition: "Art Gallery". Interior: stone Imperial stair with cast iron balusters.

Listing NGR: SO9860094738

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National Grid Reference: SO 98600 94738

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