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Belsize House, Walsall

Description: Belsize House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 219047

OS Grid Reference: SP0119598275
OS Grid Coordinates: 401195, 298275
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5823, -1.9838

Location: 78 Bradford Street, Walsall WS1 3LX

Locality: Walsall
County: Walsall
Country: England
Postcode: WS1 3LX

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Listing Text

SP 0198 SW
15/12 Nos 24 - 30 (consecutive)

Includes No 17 Newport Street and Nos 1 and la Caldmore Road. (Belsize House)
Row of shops and offices. 1830s, built by John Eglington on land acquired
in 1832. Stuccoed brick. A symmetrical composition with emphasised centre
and end blocks. Three storeys, with cornice and blocking course. End blocks
each of three bays, separated by Doric pilasters on ground floor and Corinthian
pilasters on upper floors. Ground floor has channelled rustication. Ground
floor windows have segmental heads. First floor windows have architraves.
All are sashed with glazing bars. Left-hand block (No 17 Newport Street)
has three bays facing Newport Street, the right-hand one blind on the first
and second floors. In the middle bay is an Ionic doorcase. Right-hand block
(No 1 Caldmore Road) has middle ground floor window replaced by doorway, and
one bay facing Caldmore Road. The middle block (No 27 Bradford Street) is of
three bays, with channelled rustication and Doric pilasters on the ground floor
and paired pilaster strips above. The windows are sashed with glazing bars.
The porch has paired columns, now with plain blocks as capitals. To left nad
right are three-bay links to the end blocks. All have C20 shop fronts on the
ground floor. Sashed windows with glazing bars remain on the first floor,
except for No 29, but on the second floor only No 26 retains its sash. History:
Jerome K Jerome was born at No 1 Caldmore Road in 1859.

Listing NGR: SP0119598275

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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