Architects George Benjamin Nichols, Robert Edgar and John Lockwood Kipling (father of author Rudyard) designed this building in a Venetian Gothic style. It was built 1863-73.
The upper level has arcades with statues representing the months of the
year, topped with mosaic roundels of the 12 zodiac signs by Salviati and
Burke, which were installed by 1871.
Noszlopy, George Thomas and Fiona Vaterhouse. Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2005. 131.
George Jones' flickr Photostream