Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Market Tavern

Church Street, Bilston


Listing: Locally listed in 2004.  19th century rendered and painted frontage - may be re-fronting of an older building.  Landmark building in the streetscape.  Next door to Grade 2 listed building - therefore important to character of the setting of this building.

Comment:  This pub doubtless gets it name from the fact that Bilston market is almost opposite it.  It is more obvious in the street scene than the nationally listed building next to it, which was Shelley's chemist's shop and has a bust, supposed to be of Aescapuleus on top of it.  Both buildings have long associations for Bilstonians and are vital components of "the cherished scene".