Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Varsity

Stafford Street

Listing: The Varsity public house on the corner of Stafford Street and Wulfruna Street.

Comment:  Formerly the George Hotel. A very restrained neo-Georgian design in maroon brick with grey stone details, on an exceptionally important city centre site, it makes its impact its by careful articulation, with a rhythm of three bays, followed by one projecting bay, each marked by a first floor window with pedimented aedicule, leading up to a three bay projecting centre, distinguished by a stone attic. The ground floor is continuously articulated by Tuscan pilasters.

In 2012 it was acquired by the University of Wolverhampton. It will be refurbished, and amongst other things will become the main entrance to the university.