Tettenhall Past and Present

Tettenhall Past and Present by Hannah Scragg

The name of the village is thought to derive from the personal name Teotta and halh, meaning valley. Mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, Tettenhall village is one of only a handful of places in England to have two village greens. Tettenhall Upper Green is situated on high ground near the edge of a ridge that runs in a broadly East-West direction, from Aldersley to Perton.

During the 19th Century the village grew as a residential area for the rich business families of the Black Country. Today Tettenhall is part of Wolverhampton with a large population but it has retained its village atmosphere.

With thanks to Bev Parker from the Wolverhampton History Society for his permission to use the old photographs in this section.

These photographs form part of Hannah’s Gold Arts Award which she is undertaking at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Church Walk

Old Hill

Church Walk and Old HillLower Street and Tettenhall Pool Upper Green and Tram stop

Tettenhall Church and Clock Lower green