This site is called Worcester Vista - that is .. a view
of Worcester. All articles are written by Basil Drinkwater unless otherwise
Welcome to Worcester vista A collection of articles,
news and photographs about Worcestershire.
Worcester a busy market town and a Cathedral city, with the Malvern's
in the Southwest and Cotswolds in the east, Worcester is ideally situated
as a tourist centre. Worcester's history spans more than 1500 years.
Cathedral, which dates from 1062, was badly damaged during the civil war,
Major restoration was carried out in the 1800s. The Cathedral has many
Norman features, also contains the tombs of King John, and Prince Arthur
was the eldest son of Henry VIIth
The Cathedral goes back to early Saxon times when the current archeologist
Criss Guy states there were two small Saxon Cathedrals/Churches on the
site. These were replaced in 1084 by a Norman Cathedral (model can be
seen in the crypt today). There are odd bits remaining but the present
Cathedral dates from c.13th and 14th Century. My theory is that being
a Roman town, the earliest Christian structure or the first evidence of
a church could have been placed on the Roman foundations? This would have
been a simple Saxon structure. John Hodges.
Boats and Canals site
Worcester has a picturesque cricket ground, situated near the river,
overlooked by the Cathedral. Many world class games are played here.
Worcester is also well known for its Sauce, Porcelain, Berrows Journal, and
The City contains many historic buildings. King Charles House and Nash House
is in New street. Queen Elizabeth House can be found in the Trinity. There
are several fine examples of 16th century architecture.See Worcester Photos
page for pictures
The Severn Britain's longest river the Severn flows through Worcester. The
river was a vital trade route from medieval times. Cargoes of wine and foreign
were shipped upriver from Bristol. Boats returned carrying coal, grain, and
The Worcestershire and Birmingham canal Opened in 1815, Quickly expanded
trade with the Midlands; goods were handled at Diglis Basin and at Lowesmoor
Today the canal is used mainly by pleasure craft.
Worcester Bridge From early times a wooden bridge spanned the river at a
ford near dolday. In 1313 the prior of Worcester raised funds for a replacement
stone bridge, which was quickly built. It became the main route to Wales.
was built in 1781, widened and rebuilt in 1841.in recent times a new road
bridge has been built south of Worcester.
St. Andrews Spire One of Worcester's landmarks situated near the college,
is St. Andrews Spire, 245 ft. high. Locally known as the Glovers needle,
Worcester City Museum and art gallery, Foregate Street.
The Museum of local life, Friar Street.
Dyson Perrins Porcelain Museum Severn Street.
Tudor House Museum Friar Street.
Shopping in Worcester. One of the top four shopping centres in the West Midlands
Worcester has a huge variety of shops, located in the city centre, including,
High Street Names and Department Stores, The Crown Gate Shopping Centre,
The Cathedral Plaza, The Hopmarket, The Cornmarket, Angel Street open air
Car parking in Worcester.
Short Stay Clare Street, Commandery Road, Copehagen Street, Cornmarket, Pitchcroft
South, Providence Street,
Medium Stay Cattle market, King Street, Newport Street, St. Martins Gate
Long Stay Croft Road, George Street, Pitchcroft South, Swanpoolwalk, Tallow
Hill, The Moors, Tybridge Street,
Privately Controlled Crowngate Multi-storey, Lychgate Multi-storey, New Road
Garage, Taylor's Lane, The Butts, Loves Grove,
Situated in Sidbury, a short walk from the Cathedral.
Open throughout the year Mon.-Sat 10am - 5pm Sun 1.30pm - 5pm
Formerly called the Hospital of St. Wulstan 1085-1541 it was the royalist
headquarters during the civil war 1651. Fort Royal Park was part of the
Commandery grounds at this time, where the fiercest fighting took place,
resulting in the defeat of the Royalist forces.
There is an impressive great hall and the magnificent painted chamber,
also an exhibition telling the story of this violent period in Worcester's
Various events take place during the year, including medieval activity, and
battle re-enactments, also ghost hunts and open air theatre.
Peaceful spaces and the Knot garden surround the commandery, a unique
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