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Guildhall, Walsall

Description: Guildhall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 September 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 219088

OS Grid Reference: SP0152898378
OS Grid Coordinates: 401528, 298378
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5832, -1.9789

Location: Goodall Street, Walsall WS1 1QZ

Locality: Walsall
County: Walsall
Country: England
Postcode: WS1 1QZ

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Listing Text

SP 01 98 SE
16/48 Guildhall

Guildhall. 1867, by G B Nichols, now being converted into shops (September
1985). Sandstone. Classical style. Built on sloping site, of two storeys
divided by entablature, with basement at left-hand side. Six bays. Outer
bays project and are flanked by pilasters, other bays divided by engaged columns:
Doric on the ground floor and Composite above. Ground floor rusticated.
Windows have round heads, moulded imposts, and angle shafts. Those on the
ground floor have carved masks, those above have keystones. Left-hand bay
has two windows, one above the other, with flat heads. The second bay is
narrow and has a doorway with stepped keystone. Above is an oeil-de-boeuf.
On the first floor is a niche for a statue. The right-hand bay has a doorway
with round head, moulded imposts, and mask. The right-hand return wall, facing
Goodall Street, is of three bays and is treated in a similar manner, except that
the bays of the first floor are divided by Doric pilasters. (Fink, D: Walsall
Guildhall, Walsall Local History Paper, No 4, 1984).

Listing NGR: SP0152898378

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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