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

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1967 / 52°11'48"N

Longitude: -2.2225 / 2°13'21"W

OS Eastings: 384886

OS Northings: 255405

OS Grid: SO848554

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.8WR

Mapcode Global: VH92T.F1DV

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

Listing Date: 5 April 1971

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488784

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

Town: Worcester

Electoral Ward/Division: Arboretum

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


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).


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