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Tettenhall Towers

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

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Latitude: 52.5955 / 52°35'43"N

Longitude: -2.1692 / 2°10'9"W

OS Eastings: 388634

OS Northings: 299755

OS Grid: SO886997

Mapcode National: GBR 13F.9Z

Mapcode Global: WHBFY.N172

Entry Name: Tettenhall Towers

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Last Amended: 31 March 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201906

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378663

Location: Wolverhampton, WV6

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Tettenhall Wightwick

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Tettenhall Regis

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SO8899NE WOOD ROAD, Tettenhall
895-1/10/150 (South side)
29/07/50 Tettenhall Towers
(Formerly Listed as:
WOOD ROAD, Tettenhall
Tettenhall Towers (Tettenhll College


House, now school. c1770, but much altered c1820; large
extensions of 1860s for Col Thomas Thorneycroft and small C20
extensions. Ashlar with stucco to front and extensions to left
return; slate roofs and stucco stacks. Greek Revival style.
L-plan. 2 storeys; 14-window range; 3 windows to right end in
symmetrical composition, the ends breaking forward under
pediments, centre porch. Irregular 1860s extensions to rest of
elevation, progressively stepping back to left, with 2
octagonal towers rising by one stage above the 1st floor.
First floor sill band and top cornice; towers have Greek key
moulding to parapets. Windows have 12-pane sashes, one tower
has 9-pane sashes, one has 12-pane sashes. Porch has unfluted
Doric columns, frieze and cornice and blocking course with
anthemions; round-headed entrance to later inner porch has
paired glazed doors; 2 entrances to left end. Right return has
2-storey canted bay; end of rear range to right has panelled
angle pilasters and Greek key frieze; panel and acroteria to
blocking course. Rear has projecting right half with octagonal
angle turret; left end has 2-storey bowed window with enclosed
colonnade to right; pediment to right; right half has
projecting orangery with large sashed windows. C19 rear wing
of 3 storeys has varied fenestration; 2-storey rectangular bay
with tripartite windows.
INTERIOR has some Greek features: hall has coffered ceiling;
stair with well now enclosed has iron balusters and lantern;
room to right has end Ionic screen; doorcases and window
shutters; double-height room has balcony. Colonel Thorneycroft
was interested in the development of ventilation and heating,
and some of his innovations are incorporated in the building.
(Tettenhall Towers: 1980-1985).

Listing NGR: SO8863499755

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