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Workshops on East Side of Yard at Rear of Number 54, Willenhall

Description: Workshops on East Side of Yard at Rear of Number 54

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 219126

OS Grid Reference: SO9609498392
OS Grid Coordinates: 396094, 298392
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5833, -2.0591

Location: B4464, Willenhall, Walsall WV13 2DA

Locality: Willenhall
County: Walsall
Country: England
Postcode: WV13 2DA

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Listing Text

WALSALL CP NEW ROAD (north side)
SO 9698 SW
12/82 Workshops on east side
of yard at rear of No 54

Locksmith's workshop and attached privies and ashpit, now used as museum.
Mid-C19. Brick, mainly in English bond, with tile roofs. Workshop of two
storeys. Wide windows have glazing bars, some with opening casements. The
three on the ground floor have segmental brick heads. On the first floor
are four windows, the left-hand one narrower than the others. Door in left-
hand part of middle ground-floor window opening. First floor door to right
of third window, approached by external timber steps renewed in 1980s. Blocked
doorway at right on ground floor, with segmental head. Chimney to right.
Adjoining to the right, attached by a WC at the rear of a passage which divides
the buildings, is a single-storey outhouse, originally containing two privies
and an ashpit and subsequently used as a stable. Its west wall, facing the
yard, has two cast iron windows with glazing bars and segmental heads. Its
north gable wall has one similar window, with a door to its right. Interior:
the ground floor workshop contains a locksmith's hearth and has a high ceiling
with exposed joists. The buildings face further workshops attached to the
rear of No 54 (qv). One of the last remaining examples of a small C19 trades-
man's domestic workshops surviving in the Black Country. (Wrathmell, SP,
Early Industrial Workshops in Walsall and Willenhall, MA Thesis, Manchester
University School of Architecture, 1977, pp 36 - 41).

Listing NGR: SO9609498392

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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