Wolverhampton's Listed Buildings

10 Broad Street


Listing: Former Letts Estate Agents. House. 1820s.

Comment: A pleasant survivor. The blank window may be a response to the Window Tax but is more likely to be an architectural feature intended to balance the appearance of the facade.

Immediately behind this house are the remains of Downs' meat factory, where Bilston's biggest chain of butchers' shops produced sausages, pies and the like.  Workers at the steel works and other heavy industries were great meat eaters - and could afford to buy it.  This close proximity of houses and factories was quite usual in the old Bilston.  But now (mid-2004) the factory is derelict and it is proposed to build houses on the site.