Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

Fort Works

Pelham Street

Listing:  Late Victorian works with 1930s extensions.  Cycle works on 1903 OS map.  Landmark and historic interest. Locally Listed, approved November 2001.

Comment:  These, and the Tower Works (otherwise known as the Ashes works) opposite, were the Clyno works. Clyno bought them from the Stevens Motor Manufacturing Company. The building incorporates the original Humber cycle factory. Clyno greatly extended the factory. Since Clyno moved out in 1929 the extensions are likely to be 1920s rather than 1930s. Later on these works and the Tower Works were owned by Midland Metal Spinning and their Tower and Presto domestic utensils were made here. At one time more non-stick pans were made here than in the rest of the UK put together.

Tower and Fort works are both of considerable importance to industrial history and both ought to be listed.