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.

(Peter Hickman)


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.

(Keith Cattell)


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.

(Frank Sharman)

DEANS ROAD, Stow Heath

Named after Deans Colliery over the site of which this road was built.

(Roy Jones)

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.

(Deborah Roberts)

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