Weavers' Cottages,
20, 21 and 22 Horsefair, Kidderminster

Weavers' Cottages Front Elevation- Select the picture to view a larger image in a new window

Work started in February 2016 to rescue these cottages on the corner of Horsefair, Kidderminster, and bring them back into modern-day residential use. The repair works were completed in March 2017.

The specialist building contractors, Croft Building and Conservation Ltd carried out the repairs to the cottages to exceptional standards incorporating high quality fitments, stunning bright interiors and well preserved original features.

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The WBPT are now offering the cottages for sale by informal tender. This is being handled by the Stourport-on-Severn Office of Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys, 1 High Street, Stourport, DY13 8DJ Tel:01299 822060. Offers must be received in writing for Friday 2 June 2017.

Full details of each of the buildings, the tendering process and virtual reality tours can be accessed from the agent's website and the following links:

Number 20 sales particulars (pdf)
Number 20 virtual tour

Number 21 sales particulars (pdf)
Number 21 virtual tour

Number 22 sales particulars (pdf)
Number 22 virtual tour

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Number 22 is probably a very rare surviving example of an early weaver’s cottage.

Kidderminster once had many houses like these. Before the carpet industry, weavers made black cloth called Bombazine on small looms upstairs in their own homes. Kidderminster was famous for its Bombazine.

The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust secured a mix of grant and loan funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Pilgrim Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and the Architectural Heritage Fund to repair and conserve the cottages back to their former glory on the outside, and to return to use as houses on the inside.


Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund Supported by the Architectural Heritage Fund