Castlecroft

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Castlecroft
Castlecroft is located in West Midlands county
Castlecroft
Castlecroft
Location within the West Midlands
Population1,869 (2001 Census)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWolverhampton
Postcode districtWV
Dialling code01902
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands
52°34′37″N 2°11′00″W / 52.5769°N 2.1832°W / 52.5769; -2.1832Coordinates: 52°34′37″N 2°11′00″W / 52.5769°N 2.1832°W / 52.5769; -2.1832

Castlecroft is a suburb of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, located on the edge of the city, WSW of the city centre. It is situated where the Merry Hill, and Tettenhall Wightwick wards meet, and also borders South Staffordshire.

History[edit]

The name Castlecroft is derived from Castlecroft House, a large house and former hotel that was converted into flats in 2004/2005.

Demography[edit]

The plurality (23%) of Castlecroft's population is aged between 25 - 44. 16.3% of Castlecroft's population is aged over 75, compared with just 7.8% for Wolverhampton as a whole. The majority of people in Castlecroft (82.2%) classify their religion as Christian.[1]

Housing and amenities[edit]

It has two distinct estates, divided by a former railway line. The eastern part is mostly 1930s private housing, the western part mostly 1950s council housing. There are several houses in the area, notably Castlecroft Gardens, constructed by Major Kenneth Hutchinson Smith from reclaimed bricks and timber.[2] Castlecroft is where Smestow Secondary school and Castlecroft Primary school are situated. Bhylls Acre Primary school is also in the area, but thanks to historical accident, it falls under the jurisdiction of Staffordshire County Council. Castlecroft benefits from a shopping arcade at Windmill Lane, as well as The Firs pub.

Sport[edit]

A.F.C. Wulfrunians football club, an association football club who play in the Midland Football Alliance are based here, at the Castlecroft Stadium..[3] Wolverhampton Rugby Union Football Club are also based at the same location.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Area profile of Castlecroft neighbourhood - 2001 Census.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Lou's Women (3 September 2010). "Wolves favourites reopen Castlecroft « Express & Star". Expressandstar.com. Retrieved 9 September 2012.