Pendeford Hall

Pendeford Hall was owned by the Fowler family but was rented by Richard Evans, and then by his son from about 1820-1853. The Wolverhampton Local History site gives further details on the history of the building.

Pendeford Hall taken in about 1930

Pendeford Hall taken by Eric Benton in about 1930

The property appears to have been first leased as a suitable home for Richard to live in, on an estate outside Wolverhampton, away from the family coaching business centred on the Red Lion Inn.

It seems likely that Richard, the elder, had acquired farmland in Pendeford from about 1815 both to keep and rear his large stable of horses but also to engage in a full range of agricultural activities.

Richard the younger married Mary Shaw-Hellier  in 1824 and she had been brought up in her early years at nearby Barnhurst – part of the Hellier estate.

The 1851 census shows the extent of the operation where it states that Richard, the younger, is farming 950 acres employing 45 people

After her husband died in 1859 his widow, Mary, moved from Pendeford to the village of Tettenhall itself.

A picture similar to the one on the Wolverhampton History web site hung on the wall in Upton until 1974.

The only family picture we have of Pendeford Hall (above) comes from Eric Benton (husband of Grace Agard Evans). Eric lived in Penn during the 1930’s. The hall was eventually demolished in 1953. The walls around the gates still exist to what is now a caravan park.

Location of the entrance gates to Pendeford Hall (now a caravan site)