is a market town on the River Avon
about ten miles from Worcester and six miles from Evesham. It is famed
for its elegant Georgian architecture and magnificent Abbey.
Pershore Baptist Church, Broad Street
One of the oldest Baptist Churches
in England – founded in 1658 – the present early Victorian Manse is a
wonder of polychrome brickwork and Cotswold stone dressings
The church facade boasts a
row of shields ('FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY, PEACE'), a book and scrolled
vegetation in stone. The detail below shows the open pages of a volume
with imitation printed text. The shield bears the word 'CHARITY'.
Below: the worn emblems of a
castle and three scimitars.
The New Inn, High Street
This building is Listed Grade II: 'Inn. Early C19 with later
alterations. Red and yellow brick in Flemish bond. Welsh-slate roof
with brick dogtooth eaves and brick stacks, 2 in front roof pitch, one
to rear, and lateral stack to left end.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellar. 4-window range of 8/8 sashes with
painted channelled voussoirs, keystones and sills; inn sign with
decorative wrought-iron brackets between left-hand windows. Ground
floor: 1st and 3rd bays have canted bay-windows with pitched leaded
roofs, horned 1/1:2/2:1/1 sashes, and painted sills; 2nd bay has
doorway and 2/1 sash, each with painted channelled voussoirs and
keystones, the doorway with leaded bracketed hood, the window with
projecting sill; some panes of etched glass to all windows; 4th bay has
segmental-arched carriage-entrance with painted rusticated voussoirs
and keystone, double plank door with inserted 4-panel pedestrian door,
and painted "good stabling" sign over; painted plinth with cellar
grilles. Rear: segmental-headed 6/6 sashes.'
150 High Street
The attractive arched
entrance has lettering which belies the large building's new use as
also on the Avon.
Historic Lettering from outside
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