Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

Wall at Penn Fields School 

Birches Barn Road

Listing: Locally listed in 2001. Plain but substantial wall built of local stone.  Possibly part of the boundary to the grounds of Beckminster House but not as decorative as the listed section further along the wall.  A distinctive feature of the street scene.

Comment:  There are many old walls, with modern houses behind them, scattered around the suburbs of Wolverhampton.  They are often all that is left of the old houses, very often gentlemen's residences, which once lay behind them.  They are in a variety of materials, including the locally created one, clinker. This wall is probably the longest of all such surviving walls.