Wollescote Hall & Park
Stevens Park, Wollescote, is one of three parks given to the people by the benefactor Ernest Stevens in 1932. The park covers 85 acres and and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. At the bottom of the park is Ludgbridge Brook, which runs through a heavily wooded area that is a haven for many species of wildlife. The park houses many varieties of mature trees and saplings and there is an Arboretum which has many specimen trees, some of which are quite rare.
At the top of the park is Wollescote Hall, which is a grade 2 listed
building dating back to the 1600’s. See History for further details and
a potted history of Wollescote Hall.
The Hall overlooks the formal gardens, reputed to be the finest in the borough. The gardens always provide a colourful display of seasonal plants and flowers. The Hall also overlooks the terrace leading to the Crown Green bowling green. The terrace has been improved in recent years by both Dudley MBC and the Friends group to give improved access for the bowlers.
The Park also houses the Jewel in Dudley’s Crown - The Rudbeckia National plant collection. We also have a smaller collection of Ceanothus. The collections can be viewed between 9:30 and 4:30 all year round in the Victorian walled garden.
Visiting the Park
By road From Bridgnorth, follow the A458 all the way through to Stourbridge Ring Road. Follow the Ring road round onto the A458 Birmingham Street until you come to Stourbridge Road. Once at the lights turn right onto Pedmore Road. Follow the Pedmore Road to an island and turn left down Wollescote Road. The park is half a mile on your left.
From Halesowen you also need to get onto the A458 and follow this all the way through to Lye High Street, when at the lights take a left onto Pedmore Road and follow the instructions above.
By Public Transport, the Park is within easy walking distance of Stourbridge Junction railway station and there are buses to the park from Merry Hills and Stourbridge.
By Foot, Pedestrian access to the park is via Wollescote Road and Spring Street in Lye.
The park has good disabled access and toilet facilities.