SO9596 : Former Tramways Offices in Bilston, Wolverhampton

taken 8 years ago, near to Bilston, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Former Tramways Offices in  Bilston, Wolverhampton
Former Tramways Offices in Bilston, Wolverhampton
This is 34 Mount Pleasant (Prospect House), the former offices of the Wolverhampton District Electric Tramways Ltd. The building is Grade II listed and was built in 1902.

WDET electrified the existing horse tramway routes in the area. The site comprised the offices, a transformer station (the existing but much altered building adjacent), and the repair and paint shops. The depot was converted for the use of trolleybuses 1928-1930, finally closing in 1965. At some time after that Don Everall's Coach Company used the facilities.

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The brick and terracotta has been cleaned recently (2008?) and both buildings sport the red and blue paint colours of Bilston Community College. I am not quite certain of the status of this college, founded in 2008 and using the same name as the discredited further education college closed and taken over by Wolverhampton's Wulfrun (now City of Wolverhampton) College in 1999.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 951 966 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.0759N 2:4.4004W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 951 966
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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