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32, Broad Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1924 / 52°11'32"N

Longitude: -2.2245 / 2°13'28"W

OS Eastings: 384746

OS Northings: 254925

OS Grid: SO847549

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.GDT

Mapcode Global: VH92T.D5B5

Plus Code: 9C4V5QRG+W5

Entry Name: 32, Broad Street

Listing Date: 8 March 1974

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063867

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488598

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedral

Built-Up Area: Worcester

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Worcester St Nicholas and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


620-1/16/115 (North side)
08/3/74 No.32
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.32, 33 AND 34)


Probably house and shop, now shop with offices over. Probably
1638 for John Watts, possibly with earlier origins, and
rebuilding to facade late C18; with later additions and
alterations including c1980s ground-floor shop front.
Reddish-orange brick in Flemish bond with dark-red gauged brick
flat arches and stone sills and copings; concealed roof with end
brick stacks with oversailing courses and pots. 3 storeys, 3
first-floor windows. 6/6 sashes to first and second floors,
taller to first floor, and in plain reveals. Reproduction
Victorian-style shop front with central glazed entrance. Further
entrance incorporated at left, a 6-panel door with 3-pane
overlight between pilaster strips.
INTERIOR: ground floor completely renewed, otherwise not
HISTORICAL NOTE: 'By the sixteenth century, Broad Street was
second only to High Street in commercial importance. On the
direct route through the city from the (Worcester) Bridge, it
contained the business premises of a number of important traders
and at least two inns'. Several houses on Broad Street are known
to have C17 and earlier origins (Nos 32, 40, 41 and 57 (qqv)).

All the listed buildings in Broad Street form a significant
group: Nos 10, 10A, 11 with the Crown Inn, 12, 18, 19, 29, 32-36
(consecutive), 40, 41, 43-49 (consecutive), 51-63 (consecutive),
69, 70 and Church of All Saints Church, (qqv). Nos 29, 32-36
(consecutive) and the Church form a further group with Nos 2-22
(consecutive) Bridge Street with No.2 Quay Street (qqv). (Hughes
P: Buildings and the Building Trade in Worcester 1540-1650: PhD
thesis: 1990-: 422-3; Hughes P: No.57 Broad Street, Worcester:
Report for Worcester City Council: 1991-).

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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