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FORMER BOARD OF GUARDIANS OFFICES, SOUTH OF MANOR HOSPITAL

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.

Name: FORMER BOARD OF GUARDIANS OFFICES, SOUTH OF MANOR HOSPITAL

List entry Number: 1252621

Location

FORMER BOARD OF GUARDIANS OFFICES, SOUTH OF MANOR HOSPITAL, PLECK ROAD

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

County:

District: Walsall

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Mar-1995

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 435626

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WALSALL PLECK ROAD SP 09 NW 7/10004 Former Board of Guardians Offices, south of Manor Hospital II Workhouse board of guardians' offices. 1898-1900; by Henry E. Lavender of Walsall, for the Board of Guardians of Walsall Poor Law Union. Red brick with with painted stone dressings. Slate hipped roofs with pierced and crested ridge tiles and corbelled brick eaves cornice. Brick lateral and axial stacks. PLAN: Deep rectangular plan with entrance through a tower on the front right hand corner and board room at the back on the first floor. Jacobethan style. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. Asymmetrical 1:2:1-bay east front with slightly projecting gabled bay on right with 4-light mullion-transom windows, the ground floor window with stepped head containing shield and with shield within panel in the gable; two 2-light mullion-transom windows at centre. Tower on right corner with moulded 4-centred arch doorway with overlight of five small arched lights with stepped head above containing shield; large 3-light 4-centred arch window above with intersecting tracery; fluted frieze and 2-light window above and corbelled eaves cornice to lead-clad ogee dome with ornate weathervane on the finial; aedicule on right side of tower with open pediment and date in shield. Stringcourses at window cill and impost levels. Two small moulded round-headed dormers at front. Side and rear elevations plainer. Ventilator over roof at the rear. INTERIOR: Most of the original interior features remain intact. Glazed tile dados; joinery including panelled doors; chimneypieces; arched screen in entrance hall with stained glass; staircase with ornate wrought and cast-iron balustrade, carved newel and moulded handrail; board room on first floor with moulded plaster panelled coved ceiling and modillion cornice with egg-and-dart frieze. SOURCE: Borough Surveyor's copy of architect's drawings in Walsall Local History Centre.

Listing NGR: SP0036698362

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National Grid Reference: SP 00366 98362

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