Listing: car factory for Star Motors, now foundry. c.1905. Important
as the first purpose-built car factory in Wolverhampton, a centre of the early
motor industry, but following the standard courtyard design of C19 factories.
The company became the sixth largest producer of cars in the country; but were
taken over by Guy Motors in 1928 and cars were then no longer produced here.
Plaque: Edward Lisle, 1852 - 1921, Founder, Star Cycles, cars and
commercial vehicles. First Star cycle built 1869. First Star car built 1897.
This building was Star HQ. 1904.
Comment: For the history of Star Cars (which included Starling and
Stuart cars, and Briton cars) look in the museum on this website. A large bronze-style commemorative plaque to Star Cars can be
seen on the St. John's retail park, just up the road to the right of the picture