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.

The Weavers' Cottages were sold as unique residential properties in February 2018.

Number 20 virtual tour

Number 21 virtual tour

Number 22 virtual tour

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

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