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Royal London Mutual Insurance Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5869 / 52°35'12"N

Longitude: -2.126 / 2°7'33"W

OS Eastings: 391558

OS Northings: 298797

OS Grid: SO915987

Mapcode National: GBR 1DK.R1

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.97VN

Entry Name: Royal London Mutual Insurance Building

Listing Date: 12 February 1975

Last Amended: 31 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378453

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


895-1/12/263 (North side)
12/02/75 Nos.11-19 (Odd)
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Royal London Mutual Insurance


Includes: Royal London Mutual Insurance Building LICHFIELD
Office building with shop units. 1902. By Essex, Nichol and
Goodman. Ashlar with slate roof. Edwardian Baroque style with
rich carved decoration. 3 storeys with attic and central
tower; 7-bay rounded facade to Princes Square with similar
3-bay facade to Lichfield Street curved corner to Lichfield
Passage. Rusticated piers and entablature to ground floor,
giant Ionic colonnade to 1st and 2nd floors, pavilion roof
with dormers and top railings. Ground floor has later shop
fronts between piers with cherub panels, panelled friezes with
cartouches. 1st and 2nd floor canted bay windows, with central
round-headed windows to 1st floor, and 1:2:1 round-headed
lights to 2nd floor with 10-pane sashes; attic has 2-light
dormer windows in aedicules with cartouches in open pediments
between finials with urns. Central bay has round-headed
entrance on squat tapering antae, frieze above has cartouche
with flanking panels with festoons and ovals with letters:
EL/FS to left and A/1902/D to right. Antae flank 1st and 2nd
storeys; 3-window attic has 12-pane sashes and balustraded
parapet with urn finials. Tower has hollow-chamfered angles
and bulls' eyes with giant keystones and open pediments;
aedicules below with open pediments and windows with giant
keystones; cupola and finial. Facade to Lichfield Street
similar, but 6-window attic with central gable with 2
round-headed windows, coped gable ends with stacks. Curved
angle is plainer, with 2-light windows and dormers with
segmental pediments. Plainer facade to Wulfruna St of 4
storeys with attic; 4-bay range; entablature on mask-corbels
to 2nd floor; has 3-light windows, those to 1st floor with
transoms, those to 3rd floor with round-headed lights, attic
has straight-headed dormers.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.318).

Listing NGR: SO9156098796

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