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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
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Former Barber's Picture Palace Cinema and adjacent house
Stratford Road
Built 1911 as Picture Palace. Converted to Bingo Hall in 1960s.
Now a Pentecostal Church.
Unlisted. Loss of more features a possibility Former Barber's Picture Palace Cinema and adjacent house Stratford Road
Former Co-op building
The Square
Made up of 5 buildings: large corner store, later expanded into 2 adjacent buildings, bakery and warehouse
Built 1888 and 1890s
Unlisted. Poor maintenance. Substantial investment
needed to restore frontage to Square and realise full potential.
Former Co-op building The Square
Former Market Hall, later Gasfitters' Shop
now Flex Appeal Gym
Glyn Square
Imposing 2 storey former industrial building with original railings
Built as Market Hall. Opened 1842 and after fire 1906 converted to Gas fitters' Shop
Maintenance. Painted over bricks.
Vulnerable to changes of use.
Former Market Hall, later Gasfitters' Shop now Flex Appeal Gym Glyn Square
Maisie's, former Co-op store
Church Street
Substantial rebuilding in 1930s with high quality bronze shop
fittings (handrail of staircase, window units)Purpose built 1930's
Co-op store. 1970's vacated and occupied by clothing store
Unlisted. Unsympathetic alterations (exterior) Maisie's, former Co-op store Church Street
Nos. 13 & 14 Stratford Rd (Grafton
Cyles & Motorcycles)
Tall, three storey building in classical style. Cast iron
columns to shop fronts. Built 1860s
Poor maintenance. No attempt to enhance
its period features
Nos. 13 & 14 Stratford Rd (Grafton
Cyles & Motorcycles
No 31 Stratford Rd Full height canted bay shop front. Built 1880s. Former Funeral parlour. An important shop in Stratford Road between
Radcliffe and Cambridge Sts.
No 31 Stratford Rd
No. 43 Jersey Rd Two storey corner shop. Built c 1900 Corner shops as a class of building are all under threat
in Wolverton, many having already having been converted into houses.
No. 43 Jersey Rd
Former Co-op Stables,
now Russ Jones Building services yard
Two storey stable block and covered yard in front. Extensive open yard to rear
Built 1890s
Unlisted. Poor maintenance. Vulnerable to development. Former Co-op Stables,
now Russ Jones Building services yard
Stratford Road Garage
Corner of Stratford Road/Jersey Road

Shop unit built at end of c19th early c20th Important to retain as shop/garage as very prominent.
Grant aided under shop fronts' scheme.
Stratford Road Garage
The Candy Box
Corner of Stratford Road/Jersey Road

Spacious corner shop units with accommodation above.
Unusual oriel window. Built at end of c19th early c20th.
Formerly two separate shops
Poor maintenance. Important to retain as shop as very prominent.
Has not taken part in shop fronts’ scheme.
The Candy Box
The Crauford Arms
Stratford Road

Hotel and public house in Edwardian free style. Built as Temperance Hotel
in 1906 - architect Charles Cable of Hartley Wintney Hants
Unlisted. Any future unsympathetic modernisation
by Brewery and owners.
The Crauford Arms
The North Western Public House,
formerly London & North Western Hotel
Stratford Road

Three storey public house with living accommodation above. Built 1861 Recent renovation using shop fronts' grant for signage The North Western Public House,
formerly London & North Western Hotel
The Royal Engineer pub, now Greek Villager
Stratford Rd
Three storey public house with living accommodation above. Built c1840. Important it remains in pub or similar use.
Poor and unsympathetic maintenance
The Royal Engineer pub, now Greek Villager
The Queen Victoria Hotel
Church St/Radcliffe St
Imposing corner hotel/public house Built in mid c1860 with fine wrought iron sign bracket
made by local Blacksmith Nutt and inspired by Cock Hotel in Stony Stratford. Stabling to rear.
Vulnerable to ill considered alterations
and poor maintenance
The Queen Victoria Hotel