Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1207355

Date first listed: 31-Mar-1992



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District: City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SO 91236 98768


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SO9198NW NORTH STREET 895-1/11/275 (West side) Civic Hall


Civic Hall. 1936-8. By Lyons and Israel. Brick, English bond, with ashlar facade, dressings and faience plinth; parapeted roof. Concert hall has full-height entrance hall to front flanking corridors; Wulfrun Hall at right angle to rear. Modernistic Classical style. Hexastyle-in-antis portico in simplified Ionic style with wide modillioned cornice set in ashlar block with brick wings with deep friezes, and cornices; recessed brick attic storey is blind. 7 entrances to portico have tall windows over, and original doors; flanking entrances with paired doors. Left return has projecting ground floor over plinth which increases in height toward rear due to slope of ground; plain windows with ashlar surrounds, those to 1st floor with bowed iron balconies; tall window to wing to right end has niche over; left end has entrance in recess with wheel window over; left end forms end of Wulfrun Hall, 3 tall narrow niches. Right return similar, with entrance to Wulfrun Hall to right end: 3 tall windows above 5 entrances between brick piers; wide entrance to left. Rear has 5 tall windows with ashlar surrounds, those to ends narrow. INTERIOR: entrance hall with entrances to concert hall between brick piers; end marble panels with inscription to right, incised figure of Wulfrun to left; concert hall has simple details and gallery to 3 sides; Wulfrun Hall has bowed end flanked by panelling of bowed square panels painted with figures relating to drama and dance pierced by entrances. Inspired by Tengbom's Stockholm Concert Hall of 1920-26. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: P.317).

Listing NGR: SO9123698768


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

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