Listing: Complex of flats designed for the
council in 1952/3 by Bertram Butler & co.. Well designed example
of early post-war social housing with many attractive features.
Includes individual stores for each flat and communal drying areas.
Social history and architectural interest. Recently fitted with
uPVC windows. Locally Listed, approved November 2001.
Comment: Running up the hill towards Bantock
Park, the flats, with their wide greensward, have a sort of dignity not
often associated with council housing. This was the time when
other councils had built things like Quarry Bank. Usually
Wolverhampton's council housing was more humane in design and layout
than many others, if lacking the determined eccentricity of much of
Bilston's. Perhaps the entrance facade, with its reference to the
"streets in the sky" notion, lacks the class or status of the rest.