In the 18th century, a number of
prosperous businessmen built fine, substantial houses
near their place of work. As a result large Georgian
houses appeared in Dudley Street, Victoria Street, Berry
Street, and Bilston Street, Wolverhampton.
The largest of all was Molineux
House, later known as the Molineux Hotel, which became
home to one of the town’s most successful families.
The story is told in the following