FORMER CORN EXCHANGE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1359548
Date first listed:
05-Apr-1971
Statutory Address:
FORMER CORN EXCHANGE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, ANGEL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER CORN EXCHANGE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, ANGEL STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Worcester (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 84899 55041

Details

WORCESTER

SO8455SE ANGEL STREET 620-1/12/23 (South side) 05/04/71 Former Corn Exchange and attached railings

GV II

Former corn exchange, now shopping mall and attached railings. Dated 1848 on plaque with later additions and alterations including those c1980s to interior. Reddish-pink brick in Flemish bond with gauged red brick arches and stuccoed columns and entablature; concealed roof, with central glass skylight; cast-iron railings. Single tall storey, 5 bays. Plinth. Giant Tuscan pilasters to ends and outer 2 bays, to centre are 2 pairs of Tuscan columns in antis. Outer bays have full-height recesses, 3 with plate-glass windows to ground floor, that to right an opening with renewed cast-iron gate, above these are raised and fielded panels and with round-arched 1/1 sashes with margin lights to upper stage; continuous impost band. Flight of renewed steps to central entrance: 9-fielded-panel double doors, panelled frieze and panelled lunette, with tooled arch and keystone. Crowning entablature surmounted by balustrade with bulbous balusters and central panel with raised letters: "CORN EXCHANGE" between 2 plinths with sheafs of corn. To either side of central door a raised plinth for railings. Central roof turret, square on plan with pyramidal roof. INTERIOR: renewed, retains part-glazed roof with king-post trusses. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spearhead railings, L-shaped on plan for approximately 1.5 metres each side of entrance. Pevsner describes this as 'a mighty job .. with truly colossal pairs of Tuscan columns in antis.' A significant nineteenth mercantile century building occupying a prominent site near the junction of Angel Street and Angel Place it forms a good group with The Horn and Trumpet Public House, Angel Street (qv) and with No.23 and Former Congregational Church (Tramps Discotheque), Angel Place (qqv). (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire: Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 331).



Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
488488
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 331

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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