Friar Street

  • 31 Jan 2019
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Friar Street is the most interesting of the medieval streets left in Worcester, and this is due to one man, Mr Matley Moore, who by saving the Greyfriars building, when the City authorities of the 1930-1950 period had 1st the building deteriorate so badly that  part fell into the street. It was not just the saving of an ancient building, but the saving of the street from developers who wanted to sweep everything away. Even so, it was not possible to save that part, at the bottom of Lich Street, where stood a many-gabled, timbered building called the Old Deanery . In its place stands the exit of the multi-storey car park; one of the most brutal pieces of architecture, and completely out of place in this old street.