Tything Development
Tything Development, 15-16, The Tything, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1HD
Two period terraced town houses (Listed) for restoration to dwellings, latterly office use.
  • Character buildings with lots of space and hugh potential.
Garden Guide price £550,000
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Key Features
  • Generous floor area at 6,229 sq ft
  • Central City location, close to station
  • Off road parking and single garage to rear
  • Opportunity for residential renovation

Summary of Features

Generous floor area at 6,229 sq ft
Central City location, close to station
Off road parking and single garage to rear
Character features, conservation area
Suitable for residential renovation, latterly office use
In need of some modernisation


Mileages: Worcester City Centre, Droitwich 6 miles, Malvern 81/2 miles, Ledbury & Tewkesbury within 171/2 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon & Cheltenham 25 miles, Hereford 27 miles, Birmingham 32 miles
Road: M5 (Jct 7) <31/2 miles, M42 & M50 14 miles
Railway: Worcester Foregate St 0.2 miles, Shrub Hill 1 mile & Parkway 5 miles
Airport: Birmingham (38 miles), Bristol (73 miles)


The property is centrally located within the historic Cathedral City of Worcester, on the banks of the River Severn. This position benefits from excellent commuter links, with Malvern, Hereford and Birmingham within easy reach, and two mainline rail stations within 5 miles, the closest a short walk away. All the benefits of city living plus sporting facilities within walking distance.

No.'s 15 16 The Tything

These classic terraced buildings form part of the historic Tything street scene in the middle of Worcester City, located in a Conservation area. The properties have existing use as offices (Class E) but are suitable for reversion to their original residential status, subject to suitable consents. A Pre-Panning Advice Application has been submitted to Worcester City Council regarding the potential to subdivide into 2 or 3 dwellings (ref 23/00522/PA). The Grade II Listed buildings are believed to date from the 18th Century in their current form, but are likely to be much older with stucco-ed frontage and sash windows being an earlier restoration following damage during the Civil War around 1650. An impressive central staircase looks to have Tudor origins. These buildings have latterly been used for business occupation but offer great potential for residential use, as larger dwellings or several smaller units, each subject to the relevant permissions being obtained. The properties are offered for sale as a whole or in two lots (No 15 & No 16 individually).

No.15 The Tything

Originally part of a pair with No 14 (separate ownership), this property has a narrow frontage to The Tything, but provides a generous floor area at nearly 2,000 sq ft.
A Tuscan-styled pilaster doorcase opens from the painted stucco exterior under a clay tile roof, access is provided from both front and rear. The property benefits from a single garage off Surman Street.
The property has most recently been used as offices and will require some reconfiguration and modernisation to suit residential use.
There is excellent potential to create a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom dwelling with home office plus generous cellar storage space.
Whilst there will only be pedestrian access to the rear, the property is offered for sale with a single garage close to the rear of the property.

No. 16 The Tything

A larger plot and building than No 15 but with similar street frontage, a painted stucco exterior under a clay tiled roof, with access both front and rear. Parking for several vehicles is provided to the rear with vehicular access off Surman Street.
This is an historic building with Doric-styled doorcase and sash windows, laid out over three floors plus attic rooms, cellar storage and open parking to the rear.
A rear wing lends itself to providing separate accommodation, or an annexe, and this potential is being investigated under the Pre-Planning Application, as noted previously.
This property oozes character with a major feature being the historic central staircase leading to all floors.
As with No 15, the property has latterly been used as offices and will require some reconfiguration and modernisation to suit residential use.
A significant floor area of some 4,265 sq ft provides ample space and opportunity to create a generous home. There is scope to create 6-7 bedrooms, as a single dwelling or splitting use with permission, 3-4 reception rooms plus kitchen and an external storeroom.

Property Information


All Mains services, including gas for central heating.


Broadband connected, fibre is available.

Local Authority

Worcester City Council: 01905 722233.

Council Tax

No council tax charged, currently business rated.




These properties are Grade II Listed.


Exempt due to Listed status.

General Information


Primary: Worcester. Further information is available at:
Secondary: Worcester. Further information is available at:
Independent: Worcester (RGS & Kings), Malvern, Colwall, Hereford & Cheltenham have some outstanding independent schools. Further information available at:


Worcester City centre has an excellent range of amenities, including the University of Worcester, schools and colleges, several supermarkets and an array of shops, cafes and eateries, galleries, and museums, as well as the Worcester Royal Hospital, and Worcester Cathedral (dating to the Medieval period). Royal Worcester Porcelain, the composer Edward Elgar and Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce all hale from this historic City, which has evidence of settlements dating back to 700 BC.


Worcester is home to the County Cricket Club and a wide range of sports clubs, including rugby, and leisure facilities, all within easy reach of this location. Worcester Rowing Club is one of the largest clubs in the region, and there are some excellent golf courses close by. The Swan Theatre, museums, an Art Gallery and cinemas are also readily available. The renowned Malvern Hills are within easy reach and provide great opportunity for outdoor activities.


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From Worcester Foregate St Station: Head north on the A38 into The Tything for 0.20 miles (325 meters) and the properties will be found on your right-hand side.



Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.