|Towns lose old buildings through demolition and redevelopment. If a
town is dead or dying there is little pressure for redevelopment and
many old buildings remain in use because nobody wants, or can
afford, to redevelop. Since the nineteenth century, and increasingly
in the twentieth century, new buildings have been given deeper and
deeper foundations, and this results in all traces, even
archaeological ones, being destroyed forever.
was, for centuries, a thriving and prosperous place, many heritage
buildings have been lost in this way. But one of Wolverhampton's
major economic bases was the engineering industry. In recent years
that industry has been in steep decline and this has also meant that
much interesting industrial archaeology has been lost. The
surprising thing is that such a great deal remains and that there is
such a long list of valuable listed
On this page I hope to give some information about some of the
lost buildings. As always suggestions and contributions are welcome.