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Former Royal Wolverhampton Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5813 / 52°34'52"N

Longitude: -2.1204 / 2°7'13"W

OS Eastings: 391939

OS Northings: 298173

OS Grid: SO919981

Mapcode National: GBR 1FM.Z1

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.DCJY

Plus Code: 9C4VHVJH+GR

Entry Name: Former Royal Wolverhampton Hospital

Listing Date: 4 June 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201801

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378383

ID on this website: 101201801

Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV2

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Ettingshall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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Former Royal Wolverhampton Hospital

(Formerly listed as Royal Hospital)



Hospital. 1845, by Edward Banks; Edward VII memorial wing, 1912. Brick with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Classical style. Formerly symmetrical range of two storeys and basement and 15 bays with three-storey, five-bay, centre and pedimented end pavilions, that to left replaced by 1912 wing of five x seven bays. Ashlar basement and Tuscan pilastrade on stone-coped brick plinth, paired pilasters to pavilion and top blocking course; centre has tetrastyle portico on antae.

Basement has segmental-headed windows with 16-pane sashes; other windows have architraves and 12-pane sashes, those to ground floor with pediments, those to first floor with eared architraves. Entrance has consoled cornice with scrolled cresting, overlight and C20 doors. Wing has similar details, but panelled angle pilasters; distyle in antis portico, with iron railings and later infill; treatment continued to first bay of return but other six bays plainer. Right return and rear treated similarly to facade, but with C20 additions, rear has Y-plan wing.

The hospital was the first major commission of a notable Wolverhampton architect.

Listing NGR: SO9193998173

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