SO8555 : Old Vinegar Works, Worcester

taken 8 months ago, near to Worcester, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Old Vinegar Works, Worcester
Old Vinegar Works, Worcester
Viewed across Pheasant Street. Dating from c1870, with later additions and alterations, the Old Vinegar Works (or Old Vinegar Factory) is, despite the two levels of windows, a tall single-storey warehouse which was Grade II listed in 1974. This building formed part of the Hill Evans Vinegar Works (1830-c1960). It contained large wooden vats for the storage of vinegar.

In 1903 the Worcester Daily Times recorded that the filling and dispatching room was an enormous hall, one of the largest single rooms in the kingdom. The great vats were probably the most conspicuous and impressive parts of the equipment. One of these vats, standing among many of only slightly smaller size, was 100 feet in circumference and 32 feet high with a capacity of 114,821 gallons.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8536 5512 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.6472N 2:12.9356W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8536 5517
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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