Merridale shown within the West Midlands
|Population||3,044 (2001 Census – Merridale / Chapel Ash)|
|Metropolitan county||West Midlands|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Wolverhampton South West|
Origins and history
Parts of the former Merridale Farm (recently restored and converted into apartments) are the oldest buildings in Wolverhampton apart from the Church and Saxon Pillar. Merridale Court, a 156-home council estate of low rise flats, was opened there in 1955.
Within the area are a number of locally listed buildings – including a coach house dating from the 1850s, built in the Tudor Revival style. This property, along with the nearby former Eye Infirmary, is part of The Oaks (Merridale Road) Conservation Area.
The Wolverhampton Grammar School is in the area.
Merridale has changed little since the 1950s when Merridale Court was constructed. There are new (c2000s) apartments / flats near the junction of Merridale Road and Merridale Lane.
There are a small amount of pubs in the area. 'The Royal Oak' is on Compton Road and nearby on the corner of Merridale Road and Merridale Gardens is 'The Chindit' – both traditional pubs specialising in ales and lagers. Until the late 2000s, 'The Quarter House' stood on Compton Road – this has now been demolished.
- 'A Survey and Analysis of the Place-Names of Staffordshire' by David Horovitz, LL. B. (2003)
- http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/leisure_culture/museums/bantock/history.htm A brief history of Bantock House.
- "Tributes after death of popular Wolverhampton landlord". 2 August 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.