Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

1 to 4 Bow Street, Bilston


Listing: Locally listed in 2004.  Detached, two storey, early 19th century property, originally built as a minister's house of the Wesleyan Church, which opened for worship in 1823 and was demolished in the 1960s.  Brick built, with rendered front and side elevations and a slate roof, the manse is in a prominent position.  The two bay windows on the ground floor either side of the main entrance are strong architectural elements, which dominate the front elevation of the property,  The brick gate piers to the building still remain but have been reduced.  The property is occupied and has been subdivided into flats.

Comment:  The house is highly visible when entering Bilston town centre from Oxford Street and the Black Country Route.  There is still a Wesleyan church behind the manse but it is now in buildings which were originally ancillary to the church.