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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: 1201828



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: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 378455

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SO9198NW LICHFIELD STREET 895-1/11/257 (North side) 12/02/75 Art Gallery and Museum


Art gallery. 1883-5. By J.A.Chatwin of Birmingham. Ashlar with some polished granite; slate roof. Italianate style. Symmetrical composition: 2 storeys with basement, centrepiece has 3 ground-floor windows to each side and end terminal features. Dressed stone basement; plinth, channelled rustication and cornice to ground floor; plinth, entablature and balustraded parapet to 1st floor. Basement has sashed windows; ground floor has segmental-headed plate-glass windows with architraves; 1st floor has panels with relief friezes of famous men of science and art. Centrepiece has porch with paired granite Doric columns, paired also in depth, and balustraded parapet; round-headed entrance; 1st floor has Venetian window with rosettes to archivolt, console keystone and foliate spandrels; flanking paired granite Ionic columns with forward break in entablature support panel with paired pilasters and open pediment, cartouche and foliage. Terminals break forward, niches with segmental pediments to ground floor, paired Ionic columns above support forward break in entablature. Balustrade to area. Bowed angle bay has window as to centrepiece but with blind side lights, and similar niche above. Facade facing churchyard is similar, with 3-bay centrepiece flanked by 6 windows, and terminal features flanking centrepiece and to ends: Centrepiece has entrance with flanking paired Doric columns, side bays have segmental-headed windows to ground floor, those above round-headed, similar to centre window. Rear is plain, gabled range to right has large 1st floor windows. INTERIOR has stair with wrought-iron balustrade and panelled walls; top-lit 1st floor galleries. Built for the Wolverhampton Exhibition. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: P.317).

Listing NGR: SO9149098786

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 317

National Grid Reference: SO 91498 98773


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