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Art Gallery and Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5867 / 52°35'12"N

Longitude: -2.1269 / 2°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 391498

OS Northings: 298774

OS Grid: SO914987

Mapcode National: GBR 1DK.K3

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.97FT

Entry Name: Art Gallery and Museum

Listing Date: 12 February 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378455

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


895-1/11/257 (North side)
12/02/75 Art Gallery and Museum


Art gallery. 1883-5. By J.A.Chatwin of Birmingham. Ashlar with
some polished granite; slate roof. Italianate style.
Symmetrical composition: 2 storeys with basement, centrepiece
has 3 ground-floor windows to each side and end terminal
features. Dressed stone basement; plinth, channelled
rustication and cornice to ground floor; plinth, entablature
and balustraded parapet to 1st floor. Basement has sashed
windows; ground floor has segmental-headed plate-glass windows
with architraves; 1st floor has panels with relief friezes of
famous men of science and art. Centrepiece has porch with
paired granite Doric columns, paired also in depth, and
balustraded parapet; round-headed entrance; 1st floor has
Venetian window with rosettes to archivolt, console keystone
and foliate spandrels; flanking paired granite Ionic columns
with forward break in entablature support panel with paired
pilasters and open pediment, cartouche and foliage. Terminals
break forward, niches with segmental pediments to ground
floor, paired Ionic columns above support forward break in
entablature. Balustrade to area. Bowed angle bay has window as
to centrepiece but with blind side lights, and similar niche
above. Facade facing churchyard is similar, with 3-bay
centrepiece flanked by 6 windows, and terminal features
flanking centrepiece and to ends: Centrepiece has entrance
with flanking paired Doric columns, side bays have
segmental-headed windows to ground floor, those above
round-headed, similar to centre window. Rear is plain, gabled
range to right has large 1st floor windows.
INTERIOR has stair with wrought-iron balustrade and panelled
walls; top-lit 1st floor galleries. Built for the
Wolverhampton Exhibition.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.317).

Listing NGR: SO9149098786

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