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The Hop Market

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.194 / 52°11'38"N

Longitude: -2.2212 / 2°13'16"W

OS Eastings: 384973

OS Northings: 255110

OS Grid: SO849551

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.H6R

Mapcode Global: VH92T.G32W

Entry Name: The Hop Market

Listing Date: 30 September 1973

Last Amended: 12 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390197

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489167

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


620-1/12/610 (East side)
20/09/73 No.13, 14 AND 15
The Hop Market
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Nos.14 AND 15
The Hop Market Hotel)


Hotel and bank, now shops and offices. Dated 1900 with later
alterations and conversions to shops c1980. Architect said to
be Alfred B Rowe (of Henry Rowe and Son). Red brick and
terracotta with concealed roof. French chateau and Tudor-style
elements. L-plan with inner courtyard. Three storeys with
attics, seven bays to main facade (The Foregate) and six bays
to left return on Sansome Street. Main facade: Doric pilasters
between bays to each floor, those to second floor have
capitals incorporated into modillion cornice. Arcaded eaves
band. Through first and second floors are bows to second,
fourth and sixth bays with central round-arched lights with
casement windows and fanlights with radial glazing bars
between transomed lights, all in tooled architraves. To
alternate bays on first floor are 4-light windows, with Ionic
column-on-vase mullions and transoms, window at left is a
segmental bow; above these to second floor are 3-round-arched
windows with continuous entablature and Ionic columns on
plinths between. Bands between floors have carved panels to
bows and 'HOP MARKET / COMMERCIAL / HOTEL / BANK' to alternate
bays. Attic dormers with shaped pedimental features and gables
with shaped pediments with scrolls, urns and finials. Curved
angle at left has similar 2-light fenestration and is crowned
by domed cupola with detached columns supporting broken
entablature with scrolls above. Ground floor has
elliptically-arched carriageway to third bay and entrance with
segmental pediment on brackets to seventh bay, and
fenestration similar to that on first floor. Sansome Street
elevation similar but with only one bow to fifth bay which has
on ground floor an elliptically-arched entrance with scrolled
broken pediment with putti, festoon and swag.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Pevsner describes it as having 'a dash of the
Loire ... Some Tudor touches are also noticeable'.
Nos 11-15 (consecutive) The Foregate comprise a fine late
Victorian commercial group in a spirited Northern Renaissance
A large building which occupies an important corner site at
the junctions of Sansome Street, Foregate Street, Shaw Street
and The Foregate, this is a significant streetscape feature,
having group value and helping to frame the view to the High
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire:
Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 331-2).

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