Lost Buildings of Wolverhampton

St. Paul's Church

This church was mainly paid for by the Rev. William Dalton, a famous Wolverhampton preacher. The town was rapidly expanding at the time. St. Peter's and St. John's were getting crowded; St. George's was providing for the expanding eastern sector. Dalton selected this site in anticipation of continuing expansion of this quarter of town.

St. Paul's Church, Penn Road. Built in 1835, and designed by Robert Ebbles. 
John Roper, in his "Historic Buildings of Wolverhampton", describes the church thus:

"The style is a mixture of Rickman's 'Early English' and 'Perpendicular', rather arbitrarily applied. The main feature of the west front - modelled, it seems, after St. George's Chapel, Windsor - is a large 5-light window of admirable proportions.

This, with the late 'Perpendicular' doorway below, is flanked by octagonal turrets - made to look rather incongruous by the heavy pinnacles which weight them, and which belong, unhappily, to the 'Early English' style. But only the purists could have scoffed ....".

The church disappeared when the ring road was built.

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