Listing: Inter war private flats. Designed in 1934 by S D
W Timmins. Fine example of the period. Some interior detailing survives.
Locally Listed, approved March 2000.
Comments: The listing says the main things. The building
is not easily photographed and our snap does not do it justice. This is a
good 1930s style building standing amongst large houses, mostly of an earlier
period, along the premier Victorian residential road. It makes an
interesting contrast and is a good example of 1930s architecture in
Wolverhampton. There is a fair bit of it around and it is just beginning
to be more widely recognised; but most of it is public buildings, shops and
offices and St. Jude's Court is a fairly rare residential example.
Major Frank Buckley, the great Wolverhampton Wanderer's manager,
lived here with his second wife, Dorothy. They moved in
immediately after their marriage in 1936 and seem to have retained the
flat until the Major left Wolves. (see Patrick A Quirke, The
Major: the Life and Times of Frank Buckley, Tempus, 2006).