Wolverhampton's Listed Buildings

Beckminster House

Birches Barn Road

Listing: c.1845, altered. For John William Sparrow, iron-master.

Comment: A typically large house of an aspiring gentleman, built in what was then a fairly rural area, fronting a very old road. The diapered brickwork and roof, the quoins and porte cochere can all be interpreted as displays of wealth.

The grounds have now been extensively built on by the City Council, which occupies the house and the new buildings mainly for social services purposes.

Read a history of the house