ABLOW STREET (Graisley)
Although this street may be a 19th century creation, its
name reflects Ablow Field, one of the great open fields of
Wolverhampton, which lay in this vicinity. Mander gives an
alternative name of Abley Field. But at another point he says that
"low" as a suffix indicates the presence of a barrow and cites Ablow as
an instance. So Abley may have been a corruption of Ablow. Stebbing
Shaw records that a Mr. Huntbach passed by this way in the late 1700s
and noticed a large tumulus still existing somewhere near this spot.
ASPEN WAY (Graisley)
The present, wide, Aspen Way was pushed through in the
redevelopment of the 1960s as an extension of Brickkiln Street and a
completion of the stub of road that joined Merridale Road.