Wolverhampton's Blue Plaques
 Cleveland Road, 
Lichfield Street (Bilston)

Briton Motor Company Limited

Sponsored by:
Charles Weight

On the rear of Lower Walsall Street Works, in Lower Horseley Fields.

An identical plaque has been erected by Charles Weight, on the front of the works in Lower Walsall Street, and another in Stewart Street.

Lower Walsall Street works are still there today and are now occupied by Sinclair Collis.
Car manufacturer, Edward Lisle ran the Star Engineering Company. In 1909 the company phased out the Starling and Stuart models, and set up a new company, the Briton Motor Company to produce their cheaper products. The new company was under the direction of Edward Lisle Junior. It continued to use Star's Stewart Street premises, taking over the labour force there. The company was quite successful and in 1912  purchased six acres of land alongside the LNWR railway line in Lower Walsall Street.
New works were built on the site and the company moved there in 1913. During the first world war the company was occupied with war work, but after the war Morris and Austin started mass production, and Briton found itself in deep financial trouble. Sales fell, and in 1921 receivers were appointed. The company went into liquidation and the works was sold to A.J.S.
The plaque is on the side of the building that is occupied by Mercia Paper Limited.