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.