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Statutory Address:

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

City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SO 90571 99156



SO90SW WEST PARK 895-1/5/362 Villiers Statue 03/02/77


Statue of Rt.Hon. Charles Pelham Villiers. 1878. By W.Theed the younger. Ashlar. High plinth supports figure in C19 dress and holding scroll, against draped stand. Inscription to front:CHARLES PELHAM/ VILLIERS/P.C.,M.P./BORN 3RD JANUARY 1802,/DIED 16TH JANUARY 1898./ AGED 96 YEARS. Inscription to rear records his political career; he was M.P. for Wolverhampton for 63 years. The statue was moved from its original position in Snow Hill in 1931. West Park was laid out on the former Broad Meadows racecourse, 1879-80, by V.H. Vertegans. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: P.326; Wolverhampton Borough Council: Report on West Park: 1989-; Register of Parks and Gardens).

Listing NGR: SO9057199156


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 326
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 43 West Midlands,
Report on West Park, (1989)


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

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Date: 26 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/02289/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John M Holt. Source Historic England Archive
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