Returning to the subject of an old post, I had an email yesterday from reader Becky, whose father was probably the last person to live at the old bungalow, built on the abandoned access road to the former quarry (now a landfill) at Sandhills.
Becky is interested in the current status of this tiny, forgotten house:
A while ago you posted a section on your website , about the derelict Bungalow, on the entrance of the Sandhill quarry, on the Lichfield rd.
My dad , who worked for Tarmac, and lived in that house during the 90’s. I spent a lot of time there as a child.
The reason I am writing to you is that I was quite sad to see the bungalow all boarded up, especially since my dad passed away from cancer a few years ago. I was just wondering whether the bungalow is still standing? And if so, do you know what the plans are for it?
I’d love to travel over and have a look , before it’s knocked down.
Any info you can offer is much appreciated.
This is interesting to me, as a couple of months ago I’d have sworn I saw a For Sale sign up by the old driveway, and made a note to photograph it the next day – by which time, it had gone.
There is nothing on the Walsall planning system, but since the driveway to the quarry is now blocked beyond the bungalow, it must be quite a saleable patch of land.
I think the house itself is still just about standing, but inaccessible as heavy gates prevent you getting close.
If you have any info, please comment here or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.