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Town Hall, West Bromwich

Description: Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219315

OS Grid Reference: SP0022491410
OS Grid Coordinates: 400224, 291410
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5206, -1.9981

Location: Lodge Road, West Bromwich, Sandwell B70 8DY

Locality: West Bromwich
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: B70 8DY

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB HIGH STREET (south-west side)
SP 0091 SW
West Bromwich
14/104 Town Hall

Town hall and library, now town hall. 1874 - 5 by Alexander and Henman with
library by Weller and Proud. Brick with stone dressings and slate roof. Two
storeys with basement and attic. Facade has entrance steps behind three moulded
pointed arches springing from round piers with foliated caps. Above the two
outer arches are gabled oriel windows, with gabled attic dormers above. To
the left of the centrepiece are three bays, to the right one. The ground floor
windows have flat lintels recessed within Caernarvon arches. The first floor
windows have round heads. Projecting forwards slightly at the right is a
tower. Its second floor window has a stone balcony. Below the pyramid roof
is a continuous arcade with detached shafts. Rising from the left hand side
of this roof is a chimney, now truncated. To the front and rear are timber
dormers. The tower is surmounted by an open timber bellcote with a short
slated spire. Adjoining to the left of the facade is the former library.
This has stone storey and impost bands. At the right is a gabled projection
with two pointed windows on the first floor and a moulded pointed window,
formerly a doorway, below. To the left are three bays, the left hand one
projecting slightly. The ground floor windows are of two pointed lights with
central shafts which have foliated capitals. Interior: main hall has galleries
on three sides and apsidal end with raked seating and organ. Nave roof supported
on iron trusses pierced in openwork pattern. At gallery level are cast iron
columns with transverse and longitudinal iron arches.

Listing NGR: SP0022491410

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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