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Goldthorn Park is a suburb of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. For Eurostat purposes Walsall and Wolverhampton is a NUTS 3 region and is one of five boroughs or unitary districts that comprise the "West Midlands" NUTS 2 region...

, West Midlands
West Midlands (county)
The West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a 2009 estimated population of 2,638,700. It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The...

. It is situated to the south of the city centre within the Blakenhall
Blakenhall
Blakenhall is a ward in Wolverhampton, England.-Toponymy and history:Blakenhall's name, according to topynmists comes from the Old English 'blæc', meaning 'black' or dark coloured, & 'halh' meaning 'nook' or 'corner'...

 ward.

It mostly consists of nearly 2,000 private houses built in the 1920s and 1930s housing. The original plan for the estate included bowling greens, croquet lawns and a golf course, but none of these developments were ever built.

Other parts of the estate were developed in the 1960s and 1970s.

The area is historically located within the Manor of Sedgley and was administered by Sedgley Urban District Council until the government changes of 1966. To the west and north it was bordered by Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. For Eurostat purposes Walsall and Wolverhampton is a NUTS 3 region and is one of five boroughs or unitary districts that comprise the "West Midlands" NUTS 2 region...

, while on the east it was bordered by Coseley
Coseley
Coseley is a town located mostly within the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley in the English West Midlands. Part of the Black Country, it lies south east of Wolverhampton and north of Dudley....

, with the border of Sedgley and Coseley urban district councils running along the main Sedgley-Wolverhampton A459 road.

Goldthorn Park includes the Park Hall Hotel, a popular venue for private functions, which was originally Sedgley Park Hall, home of the Lords of the Manor of Sedgley. Goldthorn Park was increased in size with the building of new estates in the 1960s and 1970s.

Colton Hills Comprehensive School
Colton Hills Comprehensive School
Colton Hills Community School is an 11-18 comprehensive school situated in the Goldthorn Park area of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.-Admissions:...

, an 11-18 school, has been based on the estate since 1975.