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Crown Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.193 / 52°11'34"N

Longitude: -2.2222 / 2°13'19"W

OS Eastings: 384906

OS Northings: 254996

OS Grid: SO849549

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.GZ4

Mapcode Global: VH92T.F4KP

Entry Name: Crown Inn

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063863

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488594

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

Town: Worcester

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedral

Built-Up Area: Worcester

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Worcester St Nicholas and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


620-1/16/110 (North side)
22/5/54 Nos.10, 10A AND 11
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Crown hotel)
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)


Includes: Crown Inn CROWN PASSAGE.
House and hotel with assembly rooms, now shops with offices over
and public house. Numbered right to left, described left to
right. House at left is early/mid C18, otherwise facade probably
c1820-40, with probably C17 origins and later additions and
alterations including those c1980s. Stucco over brick with plain
tile roof at left, otherwise concealed; cast-iron balcony. 3
storeys with attic at left, 2:1:3:1:3 first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes horizontal rustication around 2 main
off-centre left and right entrances, reading as bases for fluted
pilasters from first floor through full height to ends and either
side of single-window bays. Centre 3 bays have first-floor sill
band, continuing as first-floor band at right, otherwise sills.
To first floor the second and fourth windows have eared
architraves; to second floor the second and fourth windows have
fluted jambs and moulded cornices on console brackets. Crowning
frieze (except at left), cornice over centre three bays, low
parapet (except to left). Ground floor: to left a renewed shop
front in Victorian style; then entrance, double glazed doors with
overlight and in double-chamfered reveals, the stucco rustication
drawn into segmental arch over; then renewed round-arched window;
to centre are tall, 18-raised-and-fielded-panel double doors to
passage with engaged fluted columnar responds and cornice; 6/6
sash in plain reveals and further, similar entrance, double
glazed doors with overlight and in double-chamfered reveals; two
8/8 sashes in palin reveals. First and second floors have 6/6
sashes in near-flush frames and with sills, those two to left
have fluted keystones. To centre bay at first floor a continuous
balcony with three roundels and embellished balusters and with 2
carriage lamps with stained glass showing royal crown. Attic
dormer at left has casement window. Rear ranges of 2 and 3
storeys; 6/6 and 3/6 sashes where original. At left return are
similar 6/6 and 3/6 sashes.
INTERIOR: assembly rooms to first floor at rear of inn, tall
rectangular room with rounded ends. Rectangular skylight with
multi-pane windows and canted, panelled sides with egg and dart
moulding. Deeply-moulded acanthus cornice and ceiling rose. To
ends of room are fluted Ionic pilasters and continuous frieze and
egg and dart cornice. Panelled dado. Rectangular panels to walls
have scroll and rose moulding. Entrances to three sides: 6-panel
doors and double doors. Early C18 staircase with closed string
and turned balusters gives access to this.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Crown Hotel was one of the principal
coaching inns of Worcester. Several houses in Broad Street are
known to have C17 and earlier origins (Nos 32, 40, 41 and 57
(qqv). 'By the C16, Broad Street was second only to High Street
in commercial importance. On the direct route through the city
from the (Worcester) Bridge (qv), it contained the business
premises of a number of important traders and at least two inns'.

All the listed buildings in Broad Street form a significant
group: Nos 10, 10A, 11 with the Crown Inn, 12, 18, 19, 29, 32-36
(consecutive), 40, 41, 43-49 (consecutive), 51-63 (consecutive),
69, 70, and Church of All Saints, (qqv). (Hughes P: No.57 Broad
Street, Worcester: Report for Worcester City Council: 1991-).

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

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