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Timber Framed Building, 19 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton.

Timber Framed Building, Wolverhampton.

Timber Framed Building, 19 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton

One of only two left in the city.

Just round the corner from the former Odeon, Lindy Lou’s café is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city. It has lived through a number of fires and Victorian demolitions of the 1870s and 1880s. The road level has apparently risen over the years as early photographs show a good depth of stonework between the pavement and the front doorway. This timber framed building was refurbished over 1979-1981.

It dates back to the early 17th Century, but a timber carving above the front window suggests that it was built in 1300AD. Apparently this was added in Victorian times and is untrue! In its early days it was the “Hand Inn”, then later the Copper Kettle Tea Shop.

More info and photographs on the Wolverhampton History website.

Restoration Plaque

Restoration Plaque

The misleading AD1300 date.

The misleading AD1300 date.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 9 May 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM
  • Focal Length 16mm
  • F/7.1
  • 1/200 sec
  • ISO 100

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