Stourport-on-Severn No.1 Conservation Area
Stourport-on-Severn No.1 Conservation Area is 16.9 hectares in
extent and comprises a group of canal basins, and associated
environments and buildings that date primarily from the late
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and which together form the
southern part of the historic core of the Town.
The Area contains forty-two Statutory List Entries which relate to
approximately seventy five statutorily listed buildings and
structures (excluding the numerous listed structures relating to
the basins); together with several other buildings and structures
of interest, primarily dating from the late eighteenth to early
Some of the latter have been subject to unsympathetic
alterations (such as replacement of windows) but none are beyond
restoration, which should be considered in preference to
redevelopment. Generally, every effort should be made to retain
built fabric in the Area dating from the late eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries in particular.
Particularly special features are as follows:
- Bridge over the River Severn and its arched causeway.
- Buildings in Bridge Street, Raven Street and Lichfield
- Buildings and structures which were properties of the
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Company, including the Canal
basins, locks, foot bridges, railings and walls; the Tontine and
former stabling at the southern end of Mart Lane; the Canal
Maintenance building and attached cottage to north west of the
Tontine; terraces of houses in Mart Lane.
- Basin retaining and enclosing walls, terrace revetments and
riverside quays, in red sandstone and brick.
- Clock Warehouse.
- Inscribed culvert markings on the Tontine.
- Nos. 19, 20 & 21, & York House, York Street.
- Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond and poly-chrome brickwork
- Sets of railings.
- Canal-side crane and former warehouse (now a chandlers) in Mart
- Narrowly enclosed, twisting footpath leading from Severn Side
to Severn Road/Cheapside and the Angel Public House, and its
entrance from Severn Side.
- Narrow road leading from Cheapside to the river, including a
retaining wall in blue brick and some original brick paving.
- Former vinegar works (Cheapside).
The area covers a part of town that was established and
developed as a result of the construction of the Staffordshire and
Worcestershire Canal, and is the only town in England to hold this
distinction. This part of the town thus has immense historic value
and because of the relationship between town and canal, the
character of the Conservation Area is of particularly high
The layout and construction of the town during the Georgian period
has stamped an unmistakable character and appearance on the urban
fabric, which provides a clear lead for the design and layout of
Stourport-on-Severn No. 1 Conservation Area Character