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Molineux Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5886 / 52°35'18"N

Longitude: -2.1304 / 2°7'49"W

OS Eastings: 391260

OS Northings: 298986

OS Grid: SO912989

Mapcode National: GBR 1CJ.SF

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.76RB

Plus Code: 9C4VHVQ9+CR

Entry Name: Molineux Hotel

Listing Date: 16 July 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378488

Location: St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, WV1

County: 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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895-1/11/270 (West side)
16/07/49 Molineux Hotel


House, hotel from 1860s, derelict at time of resurvey (1990).
c1720 with mid C18 additions and C19 addition; in course of
restoration, 1990. For Benjamin Molineux, ironmaster. Brick
with ashlar dressings; tile roof, mostly removed, with brick
stacks. 3 storeys; 5-window range; 2-window range to right;
2-storey 3-window range to left. Central range has platt bands
over ground and 1st floors; top cornice, most removed; quoins.
Windows have rusticated wedge lintels with keystones; most
windows boarded, some remaining 12-pane sashes. Central
entrance has plain surround and scrolled brackets to missing
hood. Roof has end stacks and early c1875 clock turret. Range
to right has similar windows to 1st and 2nd floors; inserted
entrance. Range to left has quoins and cornice; similar
windows. C19 two-storey 3-window range to left return has
similar details; brick cornice and coped gable. 4-window range
to right return has right half breaking forward; platt band
over ground floor and top modillioned cornice with stone-coped
parapet; windows have rubbed brick flat arches with keystones;
Venetian window to ground floor. Details of right return
continued to 6-window rear range; recessed entrance bay;
Venetian window to ground floor to left of round-headed
entrance with keystone, panelled pilasters, frieze and
consoled pediment; 3-bay range projects to right; rubbed brick
flat arches to windows, one to ground floor round-headed.
INTERIOR has good contemporary open-string stair with 3 thin
twisted balusters to each tread, most missing; ground-floor
room to right has Rococo style plaster wall panelling and
ceiling, Adam-style fireplace; Oak Room has fine contemporary
wooden panelling with Corinthian pilasters; another room has
wooden panelling. The grounds were opened to the public in
1860, and was Wolverhampton's first public park.

Listing NGR: SO9126098986

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