1700 to 1799
The old Workhouse at the top of Horseley Fields erected.
The Old Meeting House in St. John Street erected.
Building work began on Giffard House and its Roman Catholic Chapel in North Street.
Rev. Thomas Moss, Author of the Beggar's Petition was born in Wolverhampton.
Wheat sold in Wolverhampton Market at 3s. per bushel, barley and peas at 1s.6d., and oats at 1s. 2d. per bushel.
Isaac Taylor produced the first detailed map of Wolverhampton.
Wednesfield, Willenhall, and Bilston, now permitted to bury their dead in the yards of their own churches. Prior to this, all were brought to Wolverhampton for interment.
St. John's Church consecrated. The Act for building this church was passed in 1755. The building was damaged by fire in 1759 and it was not till the year 1776 that the church was fully completed.
Sedgley Park School was established.
Blast Furnaces first erected at Bilston by James Wilkinson
The Dissenting Chapel, near the top of Grey Pea Walk, now Temple Street, was erected about this time.
The Birmingham Canal Navigation completed.
Mander, Weaver & Co.'s Chemical Works established in Cock Street, now Victoria Street.
8th January. John Kemble, the celebrated tragedian, made his first debut on the Wolverhampton stage, in the character of Theodosius. The hero of the drama was educated at Sedgley Park School.
Kemble and his sister, Mrs. Siddons performed for several nights in the Old Town Hall. This was the last public exhibition of this kind in the building.
The Theatre at the back of the Swan Hotel was built.
2nd September. The Wolverhampton Chronicle first published.
George Molineux of Molineux House was appointed as High Sheriff of Staffordshire.
The Town Library first established. The building in Queen Street was erected in 1813. The Assembly Rooms, which form the upper storey, were built in 1828 and 1829. The building later became the County Court.
Noah's Ark Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built about this time. It was demolished under the Artisans Dwelling Act in 1882.
T. & C. Clark & Company opened the Shakespeare Foundry in Horseley Fields.
The price of Wheat in Wolverhampton Market reached 17s. 6d. per bushel.