Endangered Building Auction

The Waterloo Hotel in Smethwick and Wingfield Station in Derbyshire have been included in the list of the ten most endangered buildings. Today the Waterloo Hotel will be sold at auction.

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Endangered pub sells for £150,000

The Waterloo Hotel in Smethwick was opened by Mitchell’s and Butler in 1907 and today the Grade II listed building went under the hammer selling for £150,000.

The brewery wanted an impressive venue in which to showcase their products, and decorated the Waterloo to the highest standard Credit: ITV Central

The buyer Zafar Rashid, a solicitor from Perry Barr, already owns a similar property in Sheffield.

It is thought the cost of making the property habitable could run into hundreds of thousands Credit: ITV Central

He says he is not yet sure what he will do with the place, but he is not worried about the cost of repairs.

"Obviously we factored that in to the price before bidding. I do love these old Victorian buildings for their character. I'm very pleased with the price," he said.

Because the building is Grade II listed not much can be altered on the inside or the out Credit: ITV Central
The exterior features elaborate terra cotta detail in classic Edwardian baroque style, with colourful tile work throughout the interior Credit: ITV Central

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Top 10 endangered buildings in the UK

Wingfield Station, Derbyshire Credit: The Victorian Society / Stephen Lee
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Essex Credit: The Victorian Society / David Robarts
Former County Hall, Ipswich Credit: The Victorian Society / Ian Bareham
Holborn Circus, London Credit: The Victorian Society / Alan McFaden
Langton Dock Pumphouse, Bootle, Merseyside Credit: The Victorian Society / Barry Walker
Agecroft Cemetery Chapel, Salford Credit: The Victorian Society
The Waterloo Hotel, Smethwick Credit: The Victorian Society / Andrew Clayton
Hendrefoilan House, Swansea, South Wales Credit: The Victorian Society / Debra John
Mechanics Institue, Swindon Credit: The Victorian Society
Butterley Spillway, West Yorkshire Credit: The Victorian Society / Diane Ellis

Midland's top 10 endangered buildings worthy of being listed

The Waterloo Hotel in Smethwick is already a Grade II listen building.

The Victorian Society has launched a national appeal to find the buildings they find most worthy of being considered for a listed status.

Waterloo Hotel, Smethwick, West Midlands Credit: The Victorian Society / Andrew Clayton
Weather Vane on top of the Waterloo Hotel, Smethwick Credit: The Victorian Society / Tony Hisgett
Interior tiling inside the Waterloo Hotel, West Midlands Credit: The Victorian Society

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