Wolverhampton's Listed Buildings

Midland Bank 

Lichfield Street

Listing: c.1910. Edwardian Baroque style.

Comment:  When all the buildings on this side of Lichfield Street were cleared under the widening and improvement scheme of the 1880s, at least one building was erected on this site.  It cannot have lasted long before it was thought worth demolishing it and replacing it with this suitably impressive bank.

On the retreat of the banks from the high streets the ground floor turned into a bar and coffee house. The treatment of the exterior by the new users can only be described as restrained.  The interior was yet again revamped (2001) for a similar use.

The elaborate plastered ceiling, an original part of the building, has survived all the changes.