Green and Manor Farm Estates
The two adjacent estates were built
between 1919 and 1921, and cover 30¾ acres between Manor
House Road and Wood Green Road. Over half the land was
given to the local authority by the Patent Shaft and
Axletree Company Limited. 100 parlour type, and 150
non-parlour type houses were built on the Wood Green
site, and 44 parlour type, and 64 non-parlour type
houses were built on the Manor Farm site.
The Crescent, Wood Green Estate.
Meryhurst Road, Wood Green Estate.
The estate, on the eastern side of
the Borough accommodates 206 small non-parlour type
houses which were let at low rents that were affordable
by lower paid workers.
The estate covers 11¾ acres between
Church Hill and Hobbs Road, and connects the Wood Green
and Manor Farm estates. Spoil from the pit mounds that
covered the site was used to fill an adjoining area in
readiness for the building of a junior school. One of
the pit mounds was lowered and flattened to provide a
recreation ground for children. 58 parlour type houses
and 95 non-parlour type houses were built on the site,
along with a combined house and shop.
Holyhead Road, Edward Street, and Wellcroft Street
The three small estates were
developed to accommodate 74 non-parlour type houses.
Lloyd Street, Bilston Road, and Short Street
The three adjoining estates cover
an area of 15¼ acres and accommodate 244 houses
including bungalows, maisonettes, and 6 combined houses
and shops. The Bilston Road (South) site was used to
house people from the Portway Road clearance area.
Non-parlour type houses in Mark Road, Lloyd
This is a small, irregularly shaped
site covering 2½ acres between Vicar Street, Walsall
Street, and Vicarage Road. It accommodates 30 small
non-parlour type houses.
The site covers an area of 12¾
acres and accommodates 150 houses, 34 of which front
onto Hydes Road. Around 32,100 cubic yards of spoil were
removed from pit mounds covering an area of 2¾ acres. It
was used to form embankments along the River Tame in
readiness for the extensions of Oxford Street and Moor
Street to Crankhall Lane.
Non-parlour type houses, Hydes Road.
Types of Houses