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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: 1201906



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: 29-Jul-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Mar-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 378663

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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))


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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SO 88634 99755


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