Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

Crown House

Millfields, Ettingshall


Listing: Locally listed in 2004.  Two storey office block. Facing in red brick with buff terrcotta dressings.  Front offices to former boilerworks.

Comment:  Currently known as Crown House as it is occupied by the Crown Engineering Company.  Originally these were the office of John Thompson Ltd, who certainly made a lot of boilers but they made a lot of other things as well, notably vehicle chassis.  Their premises extended over both sides of the road. This building originally had a wing on each side and what remains is this central block.  The wings were demolished sometime around the 1970s.  There are two few industrial buildings left in the city and this one certainly ought to be preserved.