Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Red Lion

Amos Lane

Listing: The Red Lion, Amos Lane.

Comment: An important pub by the architect Twentyman, with its massive streamlined appearance and large end gables with round-arched doorways recalling his early churches – a motif which undoubtedly shows the influence of W. R. Lethaby filtered through the Birmingham School of Architecture.

It is symmetrically composed, with a telling group of four chimneys set centrally on the roof ridge.

Despite render and plastic windows, it has tremendous presence at an important road junction. The rear garden appears to survive but is heavily fenced off.