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Statue of Queen Victoria Approximately 15 Metres to West of Shire Hall, Worcester

Description: Statue of Queen Victoria Approximately 15 Metres to West of Shire Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 April 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 488784

OS Grid Reference: SO8488655404
OS Grid Coordinates: 384886, 255404
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1967, -2.2225

Location: Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1JR

Locality: Worcester
Local Authority: Worcester City Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR1 1JR

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Listing Text

WORCESTER

SO8455SE FOREGATE STREET
620-1/12/275 (East side)
05/04/71 Statue of Queen Victoria
approximately 15 metres
to west of Shire Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
FOREGATE STREET
(East side)
N Wing Pavilion, S Wing
Pavilion, Statue of
Queen Victoria, Judges'
Lodgings...)

GV II

Statue of Queen Victoria on plinth. 1887. Signed to rear right
angle of plinth: T BROCK SCULP RA LONDON. Grey granite plinth
and white marble statue. Stepped base to plinth surmounted by
statue of Queen, standing, in robes of state and carrying orb
and sceptre. Inscribed on plinth: This state of / Queen
Victoria / was erected / by her loyal subjects / of the county
of Worcester / in commemoration of / the completion of 50
years / of Her Majesty's happy reign / 1887.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Thomas Brock was one of the leading sculptors
of public statues of the period and as responsible for the
Victoria Memorial, The Mall, London (1901-24). During the C18
Foregate Street was known as 'the mall' and Tymbs' Worcester
Guide of 1802 notes, 'the Foregate Street itself, by being
well paved and sufficiently broad to admit a full circulation
of air seems to be generally resorted to as a fashionable
promenade.'
The Shire Hall, Statue of Queen Victoria, City Museum and
Library and Nos 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 28, Nos 33-46
(consecutive) and No.49, Foregate Street (qqv) form a
significant group.
(Worcestershire Historical Society Occasional Papers:
Whitehead D: Urban Renewal and Suburban Growth: The Shaping of
Georgian Worcester: 1989-: 12; Tymbs: Worcester Guide:
Worcester: 1802-: 60).

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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