DARLINGTON STREET (City Centre)
The Town Commissioners planned this important street in September 1814 on
the grounds that “the new street from High Green to the bottom of Salop
Street will be highly beneficial to the Town”. It ran over land owned by
Lord Darlington, who sold the land to the town for £350 per acre.
But it was not until 1823 that an order was placed for 2,000 tons of
cinder to surface the road.
DAVENPORT ROAD, Tettenhall.
The Davenport’s were an old Wolverhampton family
some of whom moved to Foxley estate in Herefordshire. They were distant
cousins of Theodosia Hinckes 1792-1874 (see Hinckes Avenue) who left the
Tettenhall Wood House to Harry Tichbourne Davenport in her will on
condition that he eventually changed his name to Hinckes.
DAWSON SQUARE, Bilston
Named after Miss A. B. Dawson, who was
the Headmistress of the Bilston Girl's High School from its foundation
in 1928 for the next 25 years. She was also an enthusiastic
promoter of women's voluntary services in the town.
DEANS ROAD, Stow Heath
Named after Deans Colliery over the site of which this road was built.
DEBORAH CLOSE, Goldthorn Hill
Named after Deborah Green, the youngest daughter of the builder, J. B.
Green, who worked from his home in Fancourt Avenue.
(Ang Johnson & Jackie Green)
Since the original entry (above) appeared, Deborah Roberts (nee
Green), after whom Deborah Close was named, has written:
Joseph "Bert" Green went on to build many houses throughout the
Wolverhampton and surrounding areas for many professional people in
the town. He also built several dwellings in Wednesfield,
naming the road "Greensway" (off Blackhalve Lane), taking the name
from his own surname. Years later Mr. Green went on to
finally build his own private dwellinghouse at 103 Springhill Lane,
Lower Penn, Wolverhampton. I lived there for many years with
my parents and then, in the mid-90s, Mr. Green commenced
extensions and conversions on his house to change it to a
residential care home for the elderly. Greenway House
Residential Home was opened in 1998, owned by Mr. Green and his
three daughters Jacqueline, Christine and Deborah.
Mr. Green was a local and highly respected building
contractor who had been in business for over 50 years, but sadly
died on 26th July 2002 following a short illness. He had been
in business for over 50 years and his memory lives on as Greenway
House continues to operate as a small, family run home, owned and
managed by his three daughters.
Greenway House continues to
operate as a small family-run home, owned and managed by his two
daughters Deborah and Christine.