SO9198 : The Queen's Building, Wolverhampton

taken 13 years ago, near to Wolverhampton, Great Britain

The Queen's Building, Wolverhampton
The Queen's Building, Wolverhampton
This was designed by Edward Banks in the Italianate style and built in 1849 from yellow brick and sandstone columns and two storeys topped by two square turrets, both of which used to have clocks. It was originally a ticket office and with offices above and entrance to the railway station. The two centre arches were for carriages to pass through; pedestrians used the narrower arches by the sides. The decision to preserve the building was made just in time in 1978, but work was not carried out until the late 1980s when the bus station was being developed. At the same time, the two single storey side sections were added, compare here: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
SO9198 : Plaque on the original Wolverhampton station entrance

What a pity that a 20th century metal sculpture has been allowed to be placed centrally in front of the historic architecture.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 April, 2009
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Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 917 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.1841N 2:7.3566W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 917 987
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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