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Civic Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5867 / 52°35'11"N

Longitude: -2.1308 / 2°7'50"W

OS Eastings: 391236

OS Northings: 298768

OS Grid: SO912987

Mapcode National: GBR 1CK.Q4

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.77LV

Entry Name: Civic Hall

Listing Date: 31 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207355

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378503

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


WOLVERHAMPTON

SO9198NW NORTH STREET
895-1/11/275 (West side)
Civic Hall

GV II

Civic Hall. 1936-8. By Lyons and Israel. Brick, English bond,
with ashlar facade, dressings and faience plinth; parapeted
roof. Concert hall has full-height entrance hall to front
flanking corridors; Wulfrun Hall at right angle to rear.
Modernistic Classical style. Hexastyle-in-antis portico in
simplified Ionic style with wide modillioned cornice set in
ashlar block with brick wings with deep friezes, and cornices;
recessed brick attic storey is blind.
7 entrances to portico have tall windows over, and original
doors; flanking entrances with paired doors. Left return has
projecting ground floor over plinth which increases in height
toward rear due to slope of ground; plain windows with ashlar
surrounds, those to 1st floor with bowed iron balconies; tall
window to wing to right end has niche over; left end has
entrance in recess with wheel window over; left end forms end
of Wulfrun Hall, 3 tall narrow niches. Right return similar,
with entrance to Wulfrun Hall to right end: 3 tall windows
above 5 entrances between brick piers; wide entrance to left.
Rear has 5 tall windows with ashlar surrounds, those to ends
narrow.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with entrances to concert hall between
brick piers; end marble panels with inscription to right,
incised figure of Wulfrun to left; concert hall has simple
details and gallery to 3 sides; Wulfrun Hall has bowed end
flanked by panelling of bowed square panels painted with
figures relating to drama and dance pierced by entrances.
Inspired by Tengbom's Stockholm Concert Hall of 1920-26.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.317).


Listing NGR: SO9123698768

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