Walsall has hardly any historic buildings left. The obvious exception is St Matthew’s Church. It deserves to be preserved. It’s the biggest and most obvious landmark in town. It’s the oldest building by far with an 11 century crypt. All Walsall people love the building and it can be seen from miles away.
But the building needs expensive repairs, particularly the windows and the roof, but also stonework and better toilets. Repair of the building could stimulate improvements to the whole St Matthew’s Conservation area, like the sadly neglected Guild Hall and the Mews Shops. This could become Walsall’s Heritage Quarter with its cobbled streets and great views over the town.
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