Ilmington, Crescent Road.

A large 19th century house with polychromatic brickwork. The bay windows and sashes have restrained Gothic styling. It was locally listed in 2003.

In the late 19th century the house was home to one of Darlaston's prominent figures, William Winn. He was a successful and well known shopkeeper who had a shop in Church Street and another in Pinfold Street, next to the Black Horse. He sold grocery, provisions, wines and spirits, and became a member of the Local Board and of the first Urban District Council in 1895. The house is named after the birthplace of William's wife Jane, who came from Ilmington in Warwickshire.

William’s Pinfold Street shop was the first building in Darlaston to be lit by electricity. He purchased a dynamo and capitalised on it by advertising when the lights would be in operation. People came from all around the Black Country to view the spectacle and he always had many bargains on hand to sell to visitors.

The choir stalls and clergy desks at All Saints' Church, Moxley were gifts from William as were the trees that line Crescent Road.

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