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9, Droitwich Spa

Description: 9

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 26 March 1986
Date Delisted: 15 December 1997
English Heritage Building ID: 147376

OS Grid Reference: SO9016263362
OS Grid Coordinates: 390162, 263362
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2683, -2.1456

Location: Worcester Road, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 8EL

Locality: Droitwich Spa
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR9 8EL

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Listing Text

The following building was de-listed on 15th December 1997.

1054No 9

SO 9063 2/64


The forebuilding (former Hotel) would appear to have been the original Droitwich
Market House, built 1628, a 2 storey timber framed probably of 3 bays with an
open ground floor. This structure was altered and partly rebuilt as a hotel c.
1840-50 with a painted brick and stucco front, and painted brick rear. To
the rear at the north west corner is a staircase tower of 2 taller storeys and
attic timber framed and probably part of a since demolished building extending
north,of late C16 build. The c. 1840-50 front is of 5 bays with 4 arcaded
ground floor windows and plain doorway to left. Entablature beneath 1st floor
has an original timber beneath the sills but otherwise 'mock' timber framing and 5
sash windows; boxed eaves cornice on small modillion brackets. Gable end old tile
roof with c.1800 stack to south gable. The north gable end retains original
framing and an intact 4 light wood mullion transomed window, under later lean-to on
the 1st floor. Internally the ground floor has mid C19 stucco decoration and
mouldings but with cyma moulded top chamfered ceiling beam, repeated on 1st floor.
The southern bay would appear to have been rebuilt c.1800 or when the hotel was
created. 2 bays of roof intact with purlins and collar-tie beam truss. One
gabled dormer. The staircase tower, completely framed is a rarity, it overlaps the
corner of the forebuilding and is awkwardly tenoned to it. The stairs rise around
a square framed core and are lit by 3 C18 3 light casements. The tower has exposed
jowled corner posts, and a gabled old tile roof the truss above collar level cut
and replaced. No 9 forms an unusual complex timber framed structure and the stair-
case tower is of particular interest.

Listing NGR: SO9016263362

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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