The Designated Heritage Assets map shows the locations of:
- Listed Buildings
- Conservation Areas
Contact the Historic Environment Service on 01902 556026 for:
- more information
- advice on maintenance
- advice on repairs
How can I get a Building Listed?
Historic England deals with nominations to the National Register of Heritage Assets. This includes nominations for Listed Buildings. Through Historic England you can:
- view the selection criteria
- make nominations online
- search the National Register for entries
The Local List
The Council operates a Local List of Heritage Assets which includes:
- archaeological sites of local historic importance
Applications for Planning Permission affecting Listed sites must consider its special historic interest.
To nominate a site the Local List contact the Historic Environment Service on 01902 556026. You can also call for any further information.
If you want to alter or extend a Listed Building you will need to apply for Listed Building Consent if:
- the change would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest
- you want to carry out any demolition works. This is for both internal and external works
It can also apply to other structures which are part of the property like walls and outbuildings.
Apply online for Listed Buildings Consent
Apply by post
Download forms from the Planning Portal or get paper copies from the Council. You can hand in your completed application at reception located on the Civic Centre ground floor.
There is no fee for an application for Listed Building Consent.
The development that you propose may need planning permission.
If you live in the listed building, use the Planning Portal to see if you should apply for planning permission.
If you are unsure whether you need to apply for planning permission, contact the planning department.
A Conservation Area is an area of special architectural or historic interest. It has a character or appearance that is desirable to preserve or enhance.
These areas help protect the unique and distinctive features of the environment. Some Conservation Areas in Wolverhampton don't have up-to-date Appraisal and Management Plans. This makes it difficult to protect and enhance their features when we get a development proposal.
Currently, there are 31 conservation areas in the city. You can view these on a map.
Our planning application decisions for conservation areas have to consider a few criteria. The proposal must preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the area.
You have fewer permitted development rights if your property is in a conservation area. Especially 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 need 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 mobile phone. You can request a paper copy by contacting the Historic Environment Service.
|Name of area||Brief description||Appraisal||Article 4 direction|
|Includes Bantock House (18th-century farmhouse modernised in the 19th century) and now open as a museum, the adjoining gardens and nearby Victorian villas.||No||No|
|Old settlement of Saxon origin centred around two village greens. Developed from the later 18thcentury as a genteel residential area containing many fine Georgian and large Victorian houses.||Contact us||Yes|
|Chapel Ash||Area of 19th-century development fronting one of the main radial routes leading from the city centre.||Yes||No|
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.||No||No|
|St Philip's church (1858) and adjoining vicarage, graveyard and group of semi-detached houses.||Yes||No|
|Wolverhampton Locks||Narrow corridor following 1770s Birmingham Canal between Aldersley and the city centre.||Yes||No|
|Staffs & Worcs. & Shropshire Union Canal||Linear area based on later 18th-century canal.||No||No|
|Tettenhall Wood||Early 19th-century settlement comprising modest village centre and large houses in grounds.||Yes||Yes|
|Ash Hill||Group of late 19th and early 20th century houses in extensive grounds.||No||No|
|Wolverhampton City Centre||City commercial and administrative centre based on historic core dating back to the early medieval period.||Yes||Yes|
|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.||Yes||Yes|
|Union Mill||Industrial area based around the canal and railway infrastructure.||Yes||No|
|Old Hall Street||A key 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).||No||No|
|Old village centre around 18th-century church and green. Now a modern shopping centre.||No||No|
|Worcester Street||Mid 19th century retail area in the city centre.||No||No|
|Bilston Canal Corridor||The conservation area runs from the eastern fringes of Wolverhampton City Centre to Deepfields.||Yes|
|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.||No||No|
|Includes old village centre of Bushbury, Northycote Farm (16th century & later) and green open space between.||No||No|
|Penn Road (Graiseley)||Area focussed on the Royal Wolverhampton School and grounds (former orphanage, Grade II listed).||
|A Victorian suburb of large villas focussed on fine 1880s municipal park (Registered Park grade II).||Yes||Yes|
|Cedar Way||Attractive group of three 1940s detached cottages built in the grounds of a large inter-war house.||Contact us||No|
|1930s development comprising 33 houses constructed using reclaimed timbers. An early experiment in town planning. Also eight pairs of semi-detached houses built by Hutchinson Smith in the 1920s.||Yes||Yes|
|Centred on Wightwick Manor (Grade I) and grounds and adjoining development of large houses in grounds.||No||No|
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.||No||Yes|
Bilston Town Centre
|Part of town centre focussed on an early 19th-century church. Largely late 18th and 19thcentury buildings in retail use.||Yes||Yes|
|Centred on large 1890s Arts & Crafts house in own grounds. Includes a group of earlier (possibly 17th century) cottages.||No||No|
|Area of middle-class housing developed in the later 19th and early 20th centuries.||Contact us||Yes|
Fellows Street (Blakenhall)
|Terrace of modest well preserved early 20thcentury terraced houses and associated recreation ground located in inner urban area.||Contact us||Yes|
|Springfield Brewery||Area based on an extensive 19th-century brewery.||Contact us||No|
|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.||Yes||Yes|
|Linear conservation area along the main trunk road, lined by substantial high-quality villas and imposing terraces of townhouses. (19th and early 20th century)||Yes||Yes|
The City Archaeologist manages the Wolverhampton Historic Environment Record (HER). It contains information about:
- historic buildings
- other heritage assets
- historic areas in the city
You can access information on the HER via the following links:
Consultants requiring specialist searches should contact the City Archaeologist on
- phone: 01902 555493
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a charge for this service.