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Latitude: 52.5505 / 52°33'1"N
Longitude: -2.0221 / 2°1'19"W
OS Eastings: 398600
OS Northings: 294738
OS Grid: SO986947
Mapcode National: GBR 24G.HL
Mapcode Global: VH9YM.W5W4
Entry Name: Richards Art Gallery and Museum
Listing Date: 29 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1077118
English Heritage Legacy ID: 219317
Location: Sandwell, WS10
Electoral Ward/Division: Wednesbury South
Built-Up Area: Wednesbury
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Wednesbury St James and St John
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SANDWELL MB HOLYHEAD ROAD
SO 9894 NE
12/106 Richards Art Gallery
Art gallery. 1890 by Wood and Kendrick (foundation stone). Red brick and
terra cotta. A symmetrical composition of two storeys, the upper storey
blind, with two bays on each side of entrance. The bays are separated by
pilasters. Above the main cornice is a balustrade, with piers between bays
carrying urns. Second cornice above tall lower storey. On the ground floor
are timber cross-windows. Above each is a semi-circular pediment springing
from a moulded band. Each contains moulded decoration including a cartouche.
Each bay on the first floor has a terra cotta panel with relief portraits of
St Christopher Wren, Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Flaxman and Sir Isaac Newton.
Above the doorway are two niches, separated by a pilaster and containing busts
of William Lloyd, Chairman of the Art Gallery Committee and of Mayor Williams.
Above the main cornice is a centrepiece with a shield of arms and motto below
a pediment. The doorway has an elliptical arch and is flanked by attached
octagonal turrets with pinnacles. Within a pediment is moulded decoration
and inscrition: "Art Gallery". Interior: stone Imperial stair with cast iron
Listing NGR: SO9860094738
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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