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Council House, Walsall

Description: Council House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 219109

OS Grid Reference: SP0148698658
OS Grid Coordinates: 401486, 298658
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5857, -1.9795

Location: Tower Street, Walsall WS1 1SL

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

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Listing Text

SP 0198 NW
13/66 Council House
Town hall. 1902-5 by JS Gibson. Sandstone ashlar with tile roof.
Baroque style. Facade symmetrical, with outer bays projecting and with
five recessed bays on each side of centrepiece. Three storeys. Windows
have metal casements with glazing bars. Ground floor of channelled rustica-
tion, with round-headed windows which have projecting keystones. The
recessed bays of the upper storeys are divided by giant engaged Composite
columns. The second floor windows each have a mullion and transom. Below
each is a carved figure. Both outer bays have a second floor window with
round head and keystone which breaks into an open pediment surmounted by
carved figures. The central doorway has a round head within carved stone
open pediment and Ionic columns with reversed volutes. Above is a seated
female figure of Justice, breaking through a segmental pediment which is
supported by caryatids. Set back to the right is a tower with quoin strips
at the corners. On each side is an opening with balcony, below a segmental
pediment. Each has two Tuscan columns and has a smaller central archway
with pediment and round head, which appears to be freestanding. The upper
stage is a stone lantern with round-headed openings and corner figures.
Adjoins Town Hall (qv), listed under Leicester Street.

Listing NGR: SP0148698658

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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