The Great Brickkiln Street frontage.
Listing: Three storey Victorian industrial
building built in at least 2 phases. Brick with cast iron windows.
Later section along Alexander Street has painted sign "Eagle Works". That facing Great Birckkiln Street formerly part of Reliance Hemp and
Flax Mills. Landmark and rare survivor of factory of the period in
this area. Locally Listed, approved November 2001.
Comment: Factory buildings of this style must
once have been ten-a-penny in Wolverhampton but we have now reached the
stage where the survivors certainly need protecting. This building
seems to be well used at the moment. Other things being equal the
new Sainsbury's development will reach right up to it (but will not
include it). It is to be hoped that this building can be restored
as a monument to what this area once was.
The Alexander Street frontage.
|Like many such buildings it has had a variety of
occupants, very often more than one at a time.
Apart from the Reliance Hemp and Flax Mill, there is
evidence of the use of at least parts of it as a
mattress factory, a bicycle factory, and a brass and gun
The Alexander Street building now
houses a number of artists' studios.