We want to ensure the historic environment and heritage assets of the parish are properly looked after, including the former Grove Colliery site.
There are only three statutorily listed buildings in the Parish, St James the Great Parish Church, Little Wyrley Hall and the main barn adjoining Little Wyrley Hall.
We carried out a survey of buildings within the village which are of heritage interest together with all the farmhouses and farm buildings which are mostly in the ownership of Wyrley Estates and are south of Watling Street.
Cottages on Commonside and the former buildings of the Cathedral Pit are also of heritage value.
We have identified the former Grove Colliery as having potential for heritage-led regeneration. It has several buildings relating to its mining heritage, some of which are vacant and in poor condition. Others are in use by tenants of Wyrley Estates.
It is the one remaining site in Cannock Chase District which contains significant links to the former coal mining industry, an important part of the District’s heritage.
It is also next to the Cannock Extension Canal, which is both an asset and a constraint on development because of its status as a Special Area of Conservation. The site is also in the Green Belt.
Ownership of the Grove site is split between Wyrley Estates and Cannock Chase District Council.
Measures to protect these sites could include: