Worcester City Council is seeking feedback from local people on its draft appraisals for Conservation Areas in Warndon Court and Trotshill, which have medieval origins and contain a number of well preserved historic buildings.
Local councils have legal obligations to regularly review the extent of conservation areas and to formulate and publish proposals for their preservation and enhancement.
Warndon Court, is a grade II* listed, early 17th Century Farmhouse, built on the site of a medieval manor house surrounded by a moat – it 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 variety of historic buildings, including several timber framed buildings and a group of traditional farm buildings – including a 17th Century granary building.
“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,” says Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Chair of the Place and Economic Sub-Committee at Worcester City Council.
A public exhibition about both appraisals will be held at The Lyppard Hub Community Centre, Ankerage Green, Worcester WR4 0DZ on Tuesday 25 July from 5.30-7.30pm, and at St. Nicholas’s Church Barn, 2 St Nicholas Lane, Worcester WR4 0SL on Tuesday 1 August from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Throughout the exhibitions there will be the opportunity to discuss the appraisals with the City Council’s Conservation and Heritage Team.
The exhibition will also be on display at Lyppard Hub until Monday 31 July, and at The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester from Thursday 3 August until Thursday 10 August.
The Appraisal documents and feedback forms are available on the City Council’s website at http://www.worcester.gov.uk/conservation-areas and paper copies are also available to view at The Guildhall, Worcester.
The deadline for receiving any comments in writing is by the close of business on Friday 18 August 2017.