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Is my property in a conservation area?

Find out online. Also includes a list of conservation areas in the city.

Currently there are 31 conservation areas in the city. Click here to view these on a map

When making decisions on planning applications in conservation areas the Council must ensure the proposals will preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the conservation area. If your property is in a conservation area you will have less permitted development rights than normal and even less so in those areas where there is an Article 4 Direction. See below for a list of conservation areas containing Article 4 Directions. Demolitions and works to trees in conservation areas also require consent from the council.

The table below contains a list of conservation areas in the city. You can find appraisal documents underneath the table. These can be quite large files and may not be appropriate to download on a tablet or or mobile phone. You can request a paper copy by contacting the Historic Environment Service.

Name of areaBrief descriptionAppraisalArticle 4 direction

Bantock House

Includes Bantock House (18th century farmhouse modernised in 19th century) and now open as a museum, the adjoining gardens and nearby Victorian villas.NoNo

Tettenhall Greens

Old settlement of Saxon origin centred around two village greens. Developed from the later 18th century as genteel residential area containing many fine Georgian and large Victorian houses.Contact usYes
Chapel AshArea of 19th century development fronting one of the main radial routes leading from the city centre.YesNo

St John's Square

Remains of formal Georgian residential square with Grade II* St John's Church and churchyard at the centre. Includes later Victorian Roman Catholic church and terrace of late 18th century shops on Snow Hill.NoNo

St Philips
(Penn Fields)

St Philip's church (1858) and adjoining vicarage, graveyard and group of semi-detached houses.YesNo
Wolverhampton LocksNarrow corridor following 1770s Birmingham Canal between Aldersley and the city centre.YesNo
Staffs & Worcs. & Shropshire Union CanalLinear area based on later 18th century canal.NoNo
Tettenhall WoodEarly 19th century settlement comprising modest village centre and large houses in grounds.YesYes
Ash HillGroup of late 19th and early 20th century houses in extensive grounds.NoNo
Wolverhampton City CentreCity commercial and administrative centre based on historic core dating back to early medieval period.YesYes

Penn Fields

Group of largely late 19th century houses in a range of styles and sizes developed before the major expansion of the town in the 20th century.YesYes
Union MillIndustrial area based around canal and railway infrastructure.YesNo
Old Hall StreetKey group of educational/public buildings in the city centre built at the start of the 20th century on the site of the Old Hall (archaeological site).NoNo


Old village centre around 18th century church and green. Now modern shopping centre.NoNo
Worcester StreetMid 19th century retail area in the city centre.NoNo
Bilston Canal CorridorThe conservation area runs from the eastern fringes of Wolverhampton City Centre to Deepfields.Yes 

Cleveland Road

Edge of city centre area developed in the late 19th / early 20th century. Contains the Royal Hospital (vacant) and former Forder & Co works amongst others.NoNo

Bushbury Hill

Includes old village centre of Bushbury, Northycote Farm (16th century & later) and green open space between.NoNo
Penn Road (Graiseley)Area focussed on the Royal Wolverhampton School and grounds (former orphanage, Grade II listed).

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Victorian suburb of large villas focussed on fine 1880s municipal park (Registered Park grade II).YesYes
Cedar WayAttractive group of three 1940s detached cottages built in the grounds of a large inter-war house.Contact usNo                                

Castlecroft Gardens

1930s development comprising 33 houses constructed using reclaimed timbers. Early experiment in town planning. Also eight pairs of semi-detached houses built by Hutchinson Smith in the 1920s.YesYes

Wightwick Bank

Centred on Wightwick Manor (Grade I) and grounds and adjoining development of large houses in grounds.NoNo

Vicarage Road, Penn

Early village centre on rural fringe includes fine Grade II* listed Penn Hall. Vicarage Road is lined with modest houses of mixed age and style.NoYes

Bilston Town Centre

Part of town centre focussed on early 19th century church. Largely late 18th and 19th century buildings in retail use.YesYes

The Woodlands

Centred on large 1890s Arts & Crafts house in own grounds. Includes group of earlier (possibly 17th century) cottages.NoNo

Copthorne Road

Area of middle class housing developed in the later 19th and early 20th centuries.Contact usYes

Fellows Street (Blakenhall)

Terrace of modest well preserved early 20th century terraced houses and associated recreation ground located in inner urban area.Contact usYes
Springfield BreweryArea based on extensive 19th century brewery.Contact usNo

The Oaks
(Merridale Road)

Area based on three distinct groups of buildings of the early 19th to mid 20th century, including The Oaks and the former Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary.YesYes

Tettenhall Road

Linear conservation area along a main trunk road, lined by substantial high quality villas and imposing terraces of townhouses. (19th and early 20th century)YesYes

Conservation Appraisal documents

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