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Council House

A Grade II Listed Building in Soho and Victoria, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4909 / 52°29'27"N

Longitude: -1.9673 / 1°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 402315

OS Northings: 288112

OS Grid: SP023881

Mapcode National: GBR 5J4.GY

Mapcode Global: VH9YV.VN9B

Entry Name: Council House

Listing Date: 29 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342665

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219306

Location: Sandwell, B66

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Soho and Victoria

Built-Up Area: Smethwick

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Smethwick The Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB HIGH STREET
SP 0288 SW
Smethwick
20/95 Council House

GV II

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

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