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Prospect House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bilston, Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.568 / 52°34'4"N

Longitude: -2.0734 / 2°4'24"W

OS Eastings: 395123

OS Northings: 296684

OS Grid: SO951966

Mapcode National: GBR 1SR.8V

Mapcode Global: WHBG0.3QY6

Plus Code: 9C4VHW9G+5M

Entry Name: Prospect House

Listing Date: 31 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378496

Location: Wolverhampton, WV14

County: Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bilston East

Built-Up Area: Bilston

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Bilston St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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895-1/15/21 (North West side)
Prospect House


Office of Wolverhampton District Electric Tramways Ltd, now
office. 1902. Brick with terracotta dressings; parapetted
roof. Right-angle plan. 2 storeys, gable facing. Plinth; brick
frieze and dentilled terracotta cornice over ground floor; top
terracotta frieze, cornice and terracotta-coped brick ramped
parapet and gable with keyed roundel; rusticated end pilasters
with scroll tops. Windows have rusticated jambs and sashes
with small-paned upper sashes; ground floor has
segmental-headed window with imposts and keystone; 1st floor
has tripartite window; segmental-headed entrance has
rusticated jambs and brick rusticated cambered arch, overlight
and 6-panel door; frieze over ground floor has panel with
initials: WDET and wheel within magnet. Right return similar;
entrance and 1st floor tripartite window and flanking windows.
Wolverhampton District Tramways Ltd electrified the existing
horse tramway routes in the area; the site comprised the
offices, a transformer station (the existing but much altered
building to the left), and the repair and paint shops,
(demolished). The depot was converted for the use of trolley
buses, 1928-30, and closed, 1965.
(Collins P: Notes on buildings of interest in Wolverhampton:

Listing NGR: SO9512396684

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