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56, Broad Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1926 / 52°11'33"N

Longitude: -2.2225 / 2°13'21"W

OS Eastings: 384886

OS Northings: 254952

OS Grid: SO848549

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.GY5

Mapcode Global: VH92T.F4DZ

Plus Code: 9C4V5QVG+2X

Entry Name: 56, Broad Street

Listing Date: 5 April 1971

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488612

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


620-1/16/129 (South side)
05/04/71 No.56
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Arcadia Public House)


Probably house and shop, now shop with offices over. c1750
possibly with earlier origins and with later additions and
alterations including ground-floor shop front c1980s. Pinkish-red
brick in Flemish bond with stone keystones, sills and cornice;
plain tile roof and left end brick stack with pot. 3 storeys with
attic, 2 first-floor windows. First and second floors have 6/6
sashes in near-flush frames with flat arches of gauged brick and
raised keystones with incised motif and sills. Crowning frieze
and moulded cornice. Gabled attic roof dormer has 3/3 sash. Shop
front in Victorian style has plate-glass windows with cylindrical
mullions and apron; entrance at left a renewed 6-panel door with
INTERIOR: ground floor renewed, 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 and 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 (qqv). (Hughes P:
No.57 Broad Street, Worcester: Report for Worcester City Council:

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

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