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Description: Number 54 and Workshops Attached to Rear
Date Listed: 24 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 219125
OS Grid Reference: SO9609598394
OS Grid Coordinates: 396095, 298394
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5833, -2.0591
WALSALL MB NEW ROAD (north side)
SP 9698 SW
12/81 Nos 54 and workshops
attached to rear
Lockmaker's house and workshops, now museum. Mid C19. House, facing
street, of brick in Flemish bond with slate roof. Two storeys, two bays.
Ground floor window a later C19 alteration: tripartite sashes with no
glazing bars and stone or stucco lintel. First floor windows sashed with
glazing bars. Door, in left-hand bay, has overlight and pilaster doorcase.
Two chimneys on right-hand gable wall. Facing the yard and the workshops
on the east side (qv) is a rear wing adjoining the house. This is of two
storeys, with a wide C20 window on the ground floor. On the first floor are
two casement windows with glazing bars. Chimney on rear gable. Adjoining
to the right is a single-storey varnish shop. Its left-hand part has two
cast-iron windows with glazing bars and segmental brick heads, and a door
to their left. To the right are two separate chimneys on the front wall,
with a slight break in the roof-line between them. The right-hand part of
the workshop has a timber window with glazing bars and a door to the right.
Adjoining to the right is the atamping shop, altered in C20. It has a
higher eaves level and a corrugated iron roof. Its front wall has a wide
opening with timber lintel. One of the last remaining examples of a small
C19 tradesman's house with workshops surviving in the Black Country.
(Wrathmell, S P, Early Industrial Workshops in Walsall and Willenhall,
MA Thesis, Manchester University School of Architecture, 1977, pp 36 - 41).
Listing NGR: SO9609598394
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