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Heath Town Public Baths and Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Heath Town, Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5948 / 52°35'41"N

Longitude: -2.1038 / 2°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 393068

OS Northings: 299676

OS Grid: SO930996

Mapcode National: GBR 1KG.M6

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.N1FK

Plus Code: 9C4VHVVW+WF

Entry Name: Heath Town Public Baths and Library

Listing Date: 14 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384205

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484638

Location: Heath Town, Wolverhampton, WV10

County: Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Heath Town

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Heath Town Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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895-1/5/10037 Heath Town
14-SEP-00 (West side)
Heath Town Public Baths and Library


Public baths and library. 1930-31; by H.B. Robinson, Borough Surveyor and Engineer. Pink and orange fletton bricks with moulded concrete dressings. Corrugated asbestos roofs.
PLAN: Library on first floor across the front with loggia below with central entrance to vestibule of swimming baths; main bath at centre with childrens' baths on north side and public wash-house on the south side; wash-house converted into a gymnasium.
Free Classical style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys 1:1:5:1:1 bay east front; centre five bays have arcaded loggia with moulded concrete arches and piers and central doorway with broad bolection moulded concrete architrave with arms above flanked by volutes; 3-light concrete mullion windows above with leaded panes and large multi-pane wooden windows set back within loggia on ground floor; projecting bays left and right with broad bolection moulded architraves to library doors with panels above with volutes either side; panelled double doors; concrete parapet with plain medallions. Porches to childrens' baths and public wash-house on north and south sides. Rear [W] has wide gable end of main baths with large 3-light segmantal-headed window and raised apex to clerestorey.
INTERIOR: Entrance vestibule to baths has glazed wall tiles and glazed screen to kiosk with leaded panes; main baths has changing cubicles either side, glazed tile lavatories at west end and reinforced concrete parabolic arch roof. Childrens' bath has later flat roof. Public wash-house converted to gymnasium. Library has stairs with iron balustrades, glazed screens and a panelled desk.

Listing NGR: SO9306899676

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