In Britain’s poshest estate, with artisan bakeries and quaint bungalows – but there’s a dark side

THIS has been named Britain’s finest property with artisan bakeries and quaint bungalows.

But the Birmingham area – which earned its title locally – has a dark side.

Tettenhall was locally called


Tettenhall has been referred to locally as a “posh” areaCredit: Alamy
But there's a part of it that's not, say locals


But there’s a part of it that’s not, say localsCredit: Alamy

Tettenhall in Wolverhampton is thriving with local shops, delis and patisseries.

Described by locals as the ‘poshest’ area, the old village has pretty streets lined with quaint terraced houses set with bright flower gardens.

The high street is home to a range of independent shops and the smells of delicious food waft from the delicatessens as locals stroll among barbers and estate agents.

But those living in the city raised concerns about crime.

While Judith Banks, 69, said Tettenhall was a “lovely” place to live, she had a few issues.

Judith told BirminghamLive: “It’s very nice, occasionally there’s a bit of scuffle (from pubs), I think that’s mainly on Saturday nights. But it’s convenient to everything, it’s beautiful over the park, it really is.

“I lived up in Tettenhall for about three years, but I lived on Lower Street for 30 years. I’ve always used the village.

“The bus goes straight to the city, we have the library, a lot of cafes, the clock tower, so it’s really nice.

“We could use a few more shops I think, but no hairdressers – we’re being inundated with hairdressers. Otherwise it is a very nice place to live.”

A man who works in a shop in the village center added: “It’s a beautiful area, there are a lot of elderly people living here.

“There are a lot of independent shops, it’s a good community, everyone knows everyone.

“We are very welcoming to people outside of Tettenhall. It’s a bit nicer compared to other areas.”

However, he added: “Robbery has increased. A lot of shops here are under attack for lack of security and there is no one around.”

Another man, who walked down the street and wished to remain anonymous, said: “Tettenhall is unique in relation to Wolverhampton and it’s always been one of the better areas, the more affluent areas, but it’s changing tremendously.

“I have lived in Tettenhall for most of my life. At one point Tettenhall was a separate entity from Wolverhampton but was then incorporated (into the city).”

Locals say robberies have increased


Locals say robberies have increasedCredit: Alamy
They also say it's nicer than other areas


They also say it’s nicer than other areasCredit: Alamy In Britain’s poshest estate, with artisan bakeries and quaint bungalows – but there’s a dark side


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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