23rd Oct, 2017

Historic sites put on agenda

A MAJOR review of two conservation areas in Worcester which contain medieval origins and a number of well preserved historic buildings is underway.

Worcester City Council has set out plans for conservation areas at Warndon Court and Trotshill and residents have until next Friday, August 18 to comment on the proposals.

Warndon Court is a Grade II listed, early 17th century farmhouse, built on the site of a medieval manor house surrounded by a moat and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

The surrounding land has been farmed for centuries and is the possible location of a medieval village. St Nicholas’s Church, which dates from the 12th century, lies nearby.

Archaeological remains of the prehistoric and Roman periods have been found in surrounding areas.

Trotshill, which lies to the south of Warndon Court, has medieval origins and survives today as a small hamlet centred round Trotshill Farm.

The area contains a range of historic buildings, including several timber framed buildings and a group of traditional farm buildings – including a 17th Century granary building.

A public exhibition about both appraisals will be held at the Guildhall until next Thursday.

Throughout the exhibition there will be the opportunity to discuss the appraisals with the City Council’s Conservation and Heritage Team.

Coun Lucy Hodgson, Chair of the Place and Economic Sub-Committee at Worcester City Council, said: “This is your opportunity to have your say on the Council’s proposals to help preserve the unique heritage and character of Trotshill and Warndon Court.”

Appraisal documents and feedback forms are available on the City Council’s website at www.worcester.gov.uk/conservation-areas and paper copies are also available to view at the Guildhall.

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