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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
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
SO9198NW NORTH STREET
895-1/11/275 (West side)
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
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:
Listing NGR: SO9123698768
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