TETTENHALL TOWERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1201906
Date first listed:
29-Jul-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
31-Mar-1992
Statutory Address:
TETTENHALL TOWERS, WOOD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
TETTENHALL TOWERS, WOOD ROAD

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

District:
City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 88634 99755

Details

WOLVERHAMPTON

SO8899NE WOOD ROAD, Tettenhall 895-1/10/150 (South side) 29/07/50 Tettenhall Towers (Formerly Listed as: WOOD ROAD, Tettenhall Tettenhall Towers (Tettenhll College Annexe))

GV II

House, now school. c1770, but much altered c1820; large extensions of 1860s for Col Thomas Thorneycroft and small C20 extensions. Ashlar with stucco to front and extensions to left return; slate roofs and stucco stacks. Greek Revival style. L-plan. 2 storeys; 14-window range; 3 windows to right end in symmetrical composition, the ends breaking forward under pediments, centre porch. Irregular 1860s extensions to rest of elevation, progressively stepping back to left, with 2 octagonal towers rising by one stage above the 1st floor. First floor sill band and top cornice; towers have Greek key moulding to parapets. Windows have 12-pane sashes, one tower has 9-pane sashes, one has 12-pane sashes. Porch has unfluted Doric columns, frieze and cornice and blocking course with anthemions; round-headed entrance to later inner porch has paired glazed doors; 2 entrances to left end. Right return has 2-storey canted bay; end of rear range to right has panelled angle pilasters and Greek key frieze; panel and acroteria to blocking course. Rear has projecting right half with octagonal angle turret; left end has 2-storey bowed window with enclosed colonnade to right; pediment to right; right half has projecting orangery with large sashed windows. C19 rear wing of 3 storeys has varied fenestration; 2-storey rectangular bay with tripartite windows. INTERIOR has some Greek features: hall has coffered ceiling; stair with well now enclosed has iron balusters and lantern; room to right has end Ionic screen; doorcases and window shutters; double-height room has balcony. Colonel Thorneycroft was interested in the development of ventilation and heating, and some of his innovations are incorporated in the building. (Tettenhall Towers: 1980-1985).

Listing NGR: SO8863499755

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
378663
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Tettenhall Towers 1980-1985
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974)
'The Builder' in 24 January, (1880)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 17 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/00818/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr D.R. Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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