This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SO9596 MOUNT PLEASANT, Bilston 895-1/15/21 (North West side) No.34 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: 1990-).
Listing NGR: SO9512396684
© Mr John M Holt. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Holt, John M
Rights Holder: Holt, John M
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