This row of substantial brick built terrace houses was built in the 1840s for the managers of the Old Park Company Ironworks. Hence its local nickname, 'Clerks Row'.
Compared to the poor standard of housing that existed in Stirchley at that time, the houses at Northwood terrace would have been described as quite superior.
During the 1930s it is recounted that many lorries would have thundered up and down Northwood Terrace as they transported slag from the old furnaces for use as hard core in the construction of military airfields throughout Shropshire.
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