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16 and 17, New Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1917 / 52°11'30"N

Longitude: -2.2185 / 2°13'6"W

OS Eastings: 385161

OS Northings: 254854

OS Grid: SO851548

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.HYH

Mapcode Global: VH92T.H5JN

Plus Code: 9C4V5QRJ+MJ

Entry Name: 16 and 17, New Street

Listing Date: 8 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390015

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488966

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 Martin's in the Cornmarket with St Swithun and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


WORCESTER

SO8554NW NEW STREET
620-1/17/453 (East side)
08/03/74 Nos.16 AND 17

GV II

2 houses, now 2 shops with flat over. Numbered right to left,
described left to right. Early C18 with possible earlier
origins, later additions and alterations including c1840-60 and
c1980's shop fronts.
Reddish-brown brick in Flemish bond with flat arches of red
gauged brick and ashlar sills and cornice; concealed roof; some
evidence of timber-framing to interior.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 4 first-floor windows. First floor has 6/6
sashes; second floor has 3/3 sashes; all in plain reveals, with
sills and flat arches of gauged brick. Crowning frieze, moulded
cornice and low coped parapet. Off-centre left entrance a
6-raised-and-fielded-panel door with reeded frieze and fanlight
with radial glazing bars in doorcase with open dentil pediment
on plain pilasters. Shop front to left has 6-pane window,
fascia, brackets and cornice. Shop front to right has 6-pane
window on apron canted in to entrance at right a art-glazed
door, frieze and cornice with outer pilasters surmounted by
corbels and acroteria.
INTERIOR: upper rooms appear to have been heightened. Some
exposed timber framing to internal walls: attic to right house
(No.16) has panels of square framing to 2 walls. Some moulded
cornices. Dogleg closed string staircases, o full height at
left and from first floor at right with splat balusters. To
right house attic has exposed purlins; rear has exposed wall
plate. Gable end has queen struts. 2-panel doors, one with
raised-and-fielded panels.
HISTORICAL NOTE: New Street had changed its name from the
medieval Glover Street by 1523. Hughes: 'New Street, in the C16
and C17 phase, was a street of dwelling-houses with workshops
behind.'
(Hughes P: Buildings and the Building Trade in Worcester
1540-1650: PhD thesis: 1990-: 200).

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

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