The Giffard Arms, Victoria Street, Wolverhampton.
Nestled between the more expected concrete buildings in Victoria Street, this is just down the road from yesterday’s featured building Beatties Store. At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking that this is an historic Tudor building. So it’s a puzzle when you look at the shield over the right-hand door proudly displaying the date 1922! The Giffard Arms is, in fact, far more modern than it looks.
Unsurprisingly, it is Grade II Listed. Built, as noted, in 1922 by J A Swan, it is pretty much a reproduction building of its style with exceptional detail. It was built for the Giffard family (apparently pronounced with a soft G) who once owned a town house on the site. It also has connections with the Springfield Brewery in Cambridge Street.
- Taken: 12 May 2020
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM
- Focal Length 23mm
- 1/200 sec
- ISO 100