Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Villiers Arms

Villiers Square, Bilston

Listing: The Villiers Arms, Villiers Square, Bilston.

Comment:  A seven bay Neo-Georgian pub in maroon and blue brick, with a hipped roof. A single story wing is recessed on the left with an effective tall chimney.

All the details are in Hutchings' attractive manner: chimneys with vertical recesses and corbelled tops, sash windows, and a rich doorcase with fluted Tuscan pilasters, a segmental pediment on ornate consoles, and a shell hood. Raised brick quoins.

There has been a small alteration to the left end of the ground floor, where one window has been widened.

It dominates a small square, the centre of a residential estate, and to the area's great benefit.

Sadly as of July 2009 the building is empty. It appears to be another victim of the recession in the pub trade. Hopefully it will soon open again.