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Central Library

A Grade II* Listed Building in St Peter's, City of Wolverhampton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5831 / 52°34'59"N

Longitude: -2.1251 / 2°7'30"W

OS Eastings: 391619

OS Northings: 298376

OS Grid: SO916983

Mapcode National: GBR 1DL.YD

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.BB8K

Entry Name: Central Library

Listing Date: 3 February 1977

Last Amended: 31 March 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378408

Location: Wolverhampton, WV1

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Central Wolverhampton

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


WOLVERHAMPTON

SO9198SE GARRICK STREET
895-1/14/223 (East side)
03/02/77 Central Library
(Formerly Listed as:
GARRICK STREET
Library)

II*

Public Library. 1900-1902. By H.T.Hare. Brick with yellow
terracotta dressings; tile roof. Free Renaissance style. 2
storeys; 7-bay facade to Garrick St, canted 4-bay corner and
3-bay facade to St.George's Parade. Terracotta plinth and top
frieze and coped parapet; 1st bay breaks forward with
parapeted return, 2nd bay has coped gable with panel to apex.
Ground floor has segmental-headed windows with moulded arches,
fixed glazing with central arched lights and leaded glazing,
between flat banded buttresses; 1st floor has 2-light
double-chamfered-mullioned windows, friezes with names of
eminent poets and broken pediments with panels; these are
laced with strips to round attic windows with keystones; 1st
bay has tall window of 2 narrow lights with transom over panel
and semi-circular open pediment; entrance with architrave and
flanking banding and triple keystone in tympanum; half-glazed
door retains letterbox. Pavilion roof has fleche and stack;
C20 extension to left returned to Old Hall St. Corner to right
has 3-bay centre breaking forward under coped gable with top
niche. Banded ground floor has 2 cross-mullioned windows; 1st
floor has 3+3+3-light windows with Ionic colonnettes, transom
and central pediment, apron panels have Royal arms and
flanking town arms; attic has small Venetian window; flanking
bays have small paired lights with pediments and top lunettes
with battered octagonal cupolas. Top louvre with fleche. 3-bay
arcade with giant triple keystones to recessed entrances
flanking window. Facade to St.George's Parade as above but 1st
floor has central bowed oriel of 4 lights and 2 transoms with
flanking lights, segmental gable over, and 2 cross-mullioned
windows with name-friezes and segmental pediments. INTERIOR:
stair with balustrade and lantern, rooms with Ionic columns;
1st floor has barrel- vaulted room with aisles with
balustraded balconies, and room with glazed dome on Ionic
columns. A particularly good example of this style.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.317).


Listing NGR: SO9161998376

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