Wolverhampton's Listed Buildings

Toll Cottage, 74 Wrottesley Road


Thanks to the owner for permission to enter and photograph.

Listing:  (Note: the building appears as "Stonecroft" in the listing.  The name has since been changed).  House. C1600; late C19m or C20 alterations and additions.  Timber frame with roughcast brick infill and roughcast wing ... Interior has timber-framed cross walls; stop-chamfered beams; room ... has dado panelling; simple contemporary stair; exposed wattle and daub panel on first floor.


Although technically the whole house is listed, what is of interest is the original half-timbered part.  The present owner tells me that this was built in 1627 and that the wing to the right in the top photo was built in 1927.  Just visible to the left of the photo to the right is an unfortunately designed extension of 1958. 

In the days when Wrottesley Road was the main turnpike out of Wolverhampton, this building was used as a toll house - hence its present name.

In Victorian times it seems to have stood in extensive grounds of about 14 acres, when numerous then-exotic trees were planted, many of which are still to be seen in the present gardens and the now surrounding suburbia.