SO9596 : Bilston Technical School (detail) in Bilston, Wolverhampton

taken 9 years ago, near to Bilston, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Bilston Technical School (detail) in Bilston, Wolverhampton
Bilston Technical School (detail) in Bilston, Wolverhampton
Bilston Technical School was built in Mount Pleasant in 1897 to celebrate the Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. The front facade is very decorative. There are three square terracotta panels on the sides. Are these raised portraits of real people, or are they symbolic of a principle, or just pretty decoration? This one is high up facing south-west. Link Link

At present the building is boarded up and derelict. That is a disgrace. Maybe we should celebrate our current queen's diamond jubilee by taking steps to restore and preserve this (formerly) fine brick and terracotta edifice before further inevitable deterioration occurs. As the writer on Wolverhampton's Locally listed buildings website says, "why on earth is this not nationally listed?"
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Educational sites  Derelict, Disused 
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Secondary School 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 951 967 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.0873N 2:4.3757W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 951 966
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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