Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

Niphon Works

Lower Villiers Street

Listing: Locally listed in 2004.  Classic 19th century factory building.  Four storey frontage with tall narrow workshops to rear.  Decorative central bay with elaborate pediment and 'Niphon Works' in relief above ground floor windows.  Established c.1865, by Robert Stroud, for the manufacture of tin trunks, tinware and japanned goods.  Prominent landmark in local area.

Comment:  This is probably the most extensive range of Victorian factory buildings left in Wolverhampton.  Luckily they are still in full use, mainly in small units, and seem to be well kept and in good order.