Caldmore (/ˈkɑːmə/ KAH-mə) is one of the villages that make up
the town of Walsall.
1.2 Jerome K. Jerome
1.3 Fellows Park
Caldmore at present
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Caldmore Oil painting by an unknown artist, The New Art
Walsall permanent collection, 1976.088.P
The area was an important junction of roads which created a triangular
shaped green called
Caldmore Green. During the 19th century, the area
began to develop into a social and commercial area with the majority
of the development being focussed around the green. The area was once
again developed in the 1950s with the removal of Victorian slums,
which were replaced with new flats.
Caldmore House is the surviving segment of Victorian terraced houses
in Caldmore. Located on Carless Street (Oxford Street until 1923), it
was part of a row of three houses which were built in 1886. The houses
remained until the 1950s and 1960s when the street was bulldozed with
only one house remaining. This was saved from demolition and
modernised. It is now a museum open to the public with the original
Victorian features still remaining in the house.
Jerome K. Jerome
Jerome K. Jerome, the novelist, essayist, humourist and playwright,
was born at Belsize House on the corner of Bradford Street and
Fellows Park football stadium, home of
Walsall Football Club was built
at the junction of Hillary Street and Wallows Lane in 1903 and was
home of the club for 87 years, until relocation to the Bescot Stadium
on nearby Bescot Crescent in 1990.
Fellows Park was then demolished
and rebuilt as a
Caldmore at present
Caldmore Green is the centre of the
Caldmore Shopping area with
Caldmore Housing HQ base. The area is home to restaurants and fashion
and jewellery outlets. In addition,
Caldmore Housing annually host The
Caldmore Carnival which is based on different themes with the most
recent being space.
Many late 19th and early 20th century terraced houses are still in
existence around Caldmore. But clearance of the tower blocks began in
2004 and most of the high-rise flats have since been demolished. When
one of the first tower blocks was demolished, the body of a man was
discovered in one flat; he had not been seen for six years and was
believed to have died of natural causes shortly after his last
reported sighting, but the council had not served an eviction order
because the flats had already been earmarked for demolition. The man's
brother did arrive at the flat on at least once occasion, only to be
told by a neighbour that his brother had either died or moved away.
Between 1950 and 1970, hundreds of immigrant families from the
Commonwealth settled in Caldmore, and today it has a strong Asian
In 2016, residents complained of an increase in prostitution in the
area, blaming police cutbacks.
National Express West Midlands
National Express West Midlands and
Diamond Bus operate the frequent
bus routes 4/4H/4M through the village every few minutes Monday to
Saturday daytime. 
^ Brown, Graeme (27 October 2017). "The West Midlands places that
nobody can pronounce properly".
^ "Rise in
Walsall prostitution is blamed on police".
Caldmore Area Housing Association
Caldmore House information