Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

104 Lord Street

Listing:  Former Osbourne Lock Works, built between 1871 - 1889.  Much altered but of historic interest. Locally Listed, approved November 2001.

Comment:  Typical industrial building, once common in the town but now getting scarce.  Lock making is usually associated with Willenhall but Wolverhampton was once a bigger centre and remained about as big until relatively recently.  Bates' lock works are right next door, of the same date if not earlier, and not listed.  Both buildings ought to be saved as characteristic features in an area in need of some regeneration.