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Council House, Smethwick

Description: Council House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219306

OS Grid Reference: SP0231588112
OS Grid Coordinates: 402315, 288112
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4909, -1.9673

Location: A4030, West Bromwich, Sandwell B66 3NT

Locality: Smethwick
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: B66 3NT

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Listing Text

SP 0288 SW
20/95 Council House


Town Hall. 1905 - 7 by Fred J Gill (foundation stone). Yellow terra cotta
and red brick with slate roof. A symmetrical composition of two storeys and
15 bays in a Baroque style, with cornice, balustrade, and chamfered quoins.
The three central bays, the second, and the 14th all project. The outer
projections have windows flanked by Ionic pilasters and have open segmental
pediments. The ground floor windows of these bays have round heads; the
upper ones have open pediments. The windows to the other bays have architraves
with cornices and keystones. The upper ones have segmental heads. The central
bays have engaged Ionic columns and a pediment. The ground floor windows have
round heads. Above is a cupola with clock. The doorway has a round head.
Interior: domed stair hall with Imperial stair with iron balusters.

Listing NGR: SP0231588112

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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