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Bilston Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bilston, City of Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5664 / 52°33'58"N

Longitude: -2.0745 / 2°4'28"W

OS Eastings: 395046

OS Northings: 296507

OS Grid: SO950965

Mapcode National: GBR 1SS.0D

Mapcode Global: WHBG0.3RDF

Plus Code: 9C4VHW8G+G5

Entry Name: Bilston Town Hall

Listing Date: 31 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201834

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378469

Location: Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bilston East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bilston

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Bilston St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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895-1/15/19 (South side)
Bilston Town Hall


Town hall and library, now housing office. 1872-3; library
addition, 1880. By Bidlake and Lovatt. Ashlar; tile roof. 2
storeys; 6-bay range, 3rd and 6th bays are larger and break
forward. Free Classical style. Chanelled rustication to ground
floor with platt band over; 1st floor sill course and top
frieze and cornice with blocking course, 3rd and 6th bays have
parapets, arcaded parapet between; flat pilasters, paired to
1st floor 3rd and 6th bays. Ground floor has segmental-headed
windows with archivolts, imposts, keystones and casements, but
6th bay has triple window; 1st floor has architraved windows
with keystones and cornices, but 3rd bay has Venetian window
and 6th bay has triple window with paired window over;
entrance to 5th bay has head as ground floor windows. Left
return to Church St has similar details; single bay to right
and recessed 3-bay range with arcaded parapet to left of
entrance tower, which has stiff leaf cornice to battered
ground floor on high plinth; segmental-headed entrance has
short shafts with stiff leaf capitals and key, blind tympanum
and C20 paired doors; 1st floor has balcony to 2-light window
with carved capital to colonnette and imposts, blind tympanum
with segmental cornice over; bracketted cornice and clock
stage with clock faces with archivolts and keystones, cornice
and pyramidal roof with weather vane. 2-bay canted angle and
rear elevation with 2-bay return to wing with entrance, all
with similar details. INTERIOR not inspected.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.71).

Listing NGR: SO9504696507

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