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Victoria Carpet Company [l-Shaped Front Block)]

A Grade II Listed Building in Kidderminster, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3824 / 52°22'56"N

Longitude: -2.2477 / 2°14'51"W

OS Eastings: 383234

OS Northings: 276074

OS Grid: SO832760

Mapcode National: GBR 1CS.NJM

Mapcode Global: VH91V.0C2Z

Plus Code: 9C4V9QJ2+XW

Entry Name: Victoria Carpet Company [l-Shaped Front Block)]

Listing Date: 5 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244818

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472844

Location: Kidderminster, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY10

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Kidderminster

Built-Up Area: Kidderminster

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Kidderminster East

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


954/1/10002 Victoria Carpet Company
(L-shaped front block)

Carpet factory. 1869; by T.D. Baker, for William Green. Blue brick with white Stourbridge brick dressings. Slate hipped roof. PLAN: L-shaped plan front block originally containing offices, showrooms, winding room and warehousing etc, including wing to rear NE. The weaving sheds behind are not included. Classical style. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Symmetrical 2:2:2:3:2:2:2 bay north west front, the wider centre bay pedimented, the bays divided by rusticated white brick pilasters. Enriched white brick corbelled eaves cornice and stringcourses at floor levels and moulded brick plinth. Each bay has pair of round-headed windows with white brick arches and imposts and multi-pane cast-iron window frames. The centre opening on each floor in the centre bay is a doorway and in the pediment above there is an oculus. The carriageway on the left has an RSJ, probably replacing an arch. INTERIOR: Staircase removed. Floors supported on Phillips`s patent wrought-iron girders. NOTE: William Green, a coal merchant, began carpet making in 1859 and rented space at Stour Vale Mills [qv], before building his own factory, which was then known as New Road Mills. SOURCE: Goff, A.D. The Development of the Carpet Works of Kidderminster 1735-1939; dissertation, University of Birmingham [Ironbridge Institute].

Listing NGR: SO8323476074

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