Wolverhampton Listed Buildings

Midlands Railway Goods Depot

Wednesfield Road

Listing:  Railway Goods Depot. 1882. For Midland Railway. Banded red and blue brick with ashlar dressings and hipped slate triple-span roof with skylights. Large rectangular structure with 2-storey projecting range to front. Brick platt band. 3-window range has 2-storey range to right. 2-light ashlar-mullioned windows with small-paned iron glazing over large entrance with lintel girder on square iron piers and sliding doors. 2-storey, 3-window, range has segmental-headed ground-floor windows with keystones; all have 4-pane sashes; 6-window returns similar, with entrance to right return. 10-window right return to main range has large timber-sided pentice over 4 loading entrances with lintel girders and sliding doors between large segmental-headed tripartite windows with faceted keystones to hoods over small-paned iron glazing; 2-light windows above. Left return similar, but 3 loading entrances, one with canopy, between pairs of tripartite windows. Rear similar to front, but tripartite window to left of wide entrance with railway lines entering. Interior has cast-iron columns and wrought-iron roof structure; some remaining cranes.

Comment:  This interesting building from Wolverhampton's railway past has now been demolished.  Presumably this was done in the time of British Rail; and presumably with listed building consent granted by the then Borough Council. As you can no longer see this building we have included the full details from the listing, which may help anyone trying to visualise the whole.