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Introduction

A Compact Community

A Catalogue of Victorian and Edwardian Workers' Housing

A Complete Community

Vulnerability to Change

The significant buildings of Wolverton and associated open spaces:-

The significant buildings of Wolverton and associated open spaces

Building History

Key issues


RECREATIONAL BUILDINGS AND ASSOCIATED PLACES
Recreation ground, Cricket, Tennis & Bowls Clubs
Osborne St

Large T shaped site with recreation and cricket ground to cross bar
and tennis club and bowling green to stem. Built late 19th century
Unsympathetic planting around tennis club
(leylandi hedges)
Recreation ground, Cricket, Tennis & Bowls Clubs Osborne St
Wolverton Park Cycle track, football pitch and grandstand and Lodge House built in 1885.

Opened by LNWR in 1885 to provide facilities for workforce. Grandstand
early 1899. Whitsun athletics and cycling meetings had national significance.
Wolverton Town FC very prominent in early c20th

Vulnerable to encroaching development and
ownership changes. Unlisted. Significant
element of railway town facilities, showing
company's concern for health of workforce.
Wolverton Park
Working Men's Club ('Bottom Club')
and houses to west
Stratford Road
Substantial 2 story double fronted with Flemish gabled dormers
Built in 1898 Architect Charles Dorman of Northampton
Poor maintenance - falling membership.
Erosion of core qualities. Unlisted
Working Men's Club ('Bottom Club') and houses to west Stratford Road
Working Men's Club ('Top Club')
Western Road
Working Men's Club. Substantial property in own block
(surrounded by roads and backways)
Built in 1907. Architect Mr Anthony of St.Paul's Square Bedford.
Falling membership and change of use.
Poor maintenance.
Working Men's Club ('Top Club')