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43 and 44, Broad Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1924 / 52°11'32"N

Longitude: -2.2237 / 2°13'25"W

OS Eastings: 384806

OS Northings: 254929

OS Grid: SO848549

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.GMD

Mapcode Global: VH92T.D5S4

Entry Name: 43 and 44, Broad Street

Listing Date: 8 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488602

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

Town: Worcester

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


WORCESTER

SO8454NE BROAD STREET
620-1/16/119 (South side)
08/3/74 Nos.43 AND 44

GV II

2 houses and shops, now shops. Numbered right to left, described
left to right. Probably mid C18, possibly with earlier origins
and with later additions and alterations including ground-floor
shop fronts of mid C19 and c1980s. Red brick in Flemish bond with
renewed imitation stone sills and concealed roofs; brick
party-wall stacks with oversailing courses and pots. 3 storeys,
3+4 first-floor windows. First and second floors have 6/6 sashes
in near-flush frames, with flat arches of gauged brick (rendered
to left house at second floor). Low coped parapet. Ground floor
has renewed shop front in Victorian style to left and restored
shop front to right with 2 outer entrances and central
3-vertical-pane shop window, outer pilasters and to sides of
window, surmounted by moulded 'corbels', continuous fascia and
cornice; entrances: that to left a 6-panel door, that to right
set back; shop windows on panelled apron and with turned mullions
between; 6-pane overlights above windows and entrances.
INTERIOR ground floors renewed, that to left said to retain
staircase in original position above ground floor, otherwise not
inspected.
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 (qv),
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 to 63
(consecutive), 69, 70 and Church of All Saints, Broad Street
(qqv). Nos 43 and 44 shared the same former PRN with No.45 but
were listed at different dates. (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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