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8a. Worcester: Miscellaneous buildings

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Below are illustrated some of the buildings in Worcester, excluding Friar Street.

They are mainly in Foregate Street, continuation into High Street and the surrounding area.

The more 'picturesque' older buildings are illustrated on the Friar Street page.

See also 8b. Worcester: The Anglican Cathedral

8c. Worcester: The fine old buildings of Friar Street  and  8d. Down by the River Severn

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No 13 Emprium The Foregate HOP MARKET, COMMERCIAL HOTEL and BANK Est. 1836 Worcester Worcestershire England

The fine building of the former HOP MARKET, COMMERCIAL HOTEL and BANK Est. 1836

Part of this building is occupied by the No 13 EMPORIUM vintage store and cafe, 13 The Foregate, Worcester.

Built in 1900 of red brick and terracotta, it was once a hotel and bank, and now occupied by shops ~1980 and the cafe!

This is a fine large building occupying an important corner site at the junctions of Sansome Street, Foregate Street, Shaw Street and The Foregate, and a significant architectural feature enhancing the view from Foregate Street to the High Street.

Inside No 13 Emporium vintage shop and cafe The Foregate Worcester Worcestershire England

Inside No 13 Emporium

Worcester Worcestershire England

Worcester Worcestershire England

 

Worcester Guildhall municipal building in High Street tourist information office Worcester Worcestershire England

The Worcester Guildhall municipal building in High Street, at the left-hand end is the Tourist Information Office.

The medieval guildhall for merchants began life ~1337, but the present building was started in 1721-1722 by Thomas White, a pupil of Christopher Wren.

Worcester Worcestershire England

High Street once formed part of the main road to London.

 

Slug & Lettuce restaurant Lloyds Bank The Cross Worcester Worcestershire England

On the left, at 'The Cross' is the smart chain pub of the Slug and Lettuce, in the middle, the equally fine building of Lloyds Bank, and on the right the CADENA cafe and cocktail bar. The 'Slug and Lettuce' is housed in the former Church of St Nicholas, The Cross, built 1730-1735.

 

CADENA bar SKIPTON BUILDING SOCIETY buildings at 'The Cross'Worcester Worcestershire England

The fine buildings of the CADENA cocktail bar-cafe and SKIPTON BUILDING SOCIETY early 18th century building, also at 'The Cross'

 

corner of Foregate Street and St Nicholas Street Toni&Guy 11 The Foregate Worcester Worcestershire England

The corner of The Foregate and St Nicholas Street, left the former HOP MARKET, COMMERCIAL HOTEL and BANK. (see above), Toni&Guy 11, The Foregate on the corner

 

Olive Branch Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar  Restaurant Cafe Church Street St Swithun's Church Worcester Worcestershire England

The Olive Branch Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar  Restaurant Cafe (a Peroni Italia style cafe in 6 Church Street) by St Swithun's Church, a medieval church rebuilt in 1734, a fine Georgian building, now a redundant Anglican Church.

 

All Anglican Saints Church, Broad Street, Worcester Worcestershire England

All Anglican Saints Church, Broad Street, Worcester. Origins in the 12th century, rebuilt in 'Georgian' style 1739-1742.

Worcester Worcestershire England St Andrew's Church Tower The Govers Needle Worcester Worcestershire England

Tower of All Saints Church (base medieval) and the tower of St Andrew's Church.

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All that remains of the, medieval in origin, St Andrew's Church, Copenhagen Street or Deansway, is the tall tower. The spire is known as 'The Glovers Needle', on the 15th century tower, rebuilt in 1751. The 12th century church was structurally unsound and demolished in 1948-1949, just leaving the tower standing in St Andrew's Gardens.

 

Crown Passage pub Crown hotel the HSBC Bank Worcester Worcestershire England

Looking up Crown Passage, on the left the "Crown Passage" pub, "The Crown" hotel and pub, on the right HSBC Bank

 

TRAMPS Nightclub ex Congregationalist Church built in 1858 Worcester Worcestershire England

The impressive architecture of the TRAMPS Nightclub (from 1990), an ex Congregationalist Church built in 1858.

 

ailway bridge at Worcester Foregate Station Worcester Worcestershire England

The railway bridge at Worcester Foregate Station, looking north up Foregate street.

 

platforms and canopies of Worcester Foregate Station Worcester Worcestershire England

The platforms and GWR canopies of Worcester Foregate Station, opened by the Great Western Railway in 1860 and built on a viaduct.

 

view of several church spires from Worcester Foregate Station Worcester Worcestershire England

The view of several church spires from Worcester Foregate Station.



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