Top ten things to see at The Greyfriars

The Greyfriars was built in the heart of Worcester, inhabited by local artisans, shopkeepers and merchants.

Our ten top items show the various crafts that were in and around Worcester over the last half millennium.

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    Leather screen

    Leather Screen in the Hall

    The leather that makes up the screen came from Ivy House near the cathedral in Worcester.

    It's 17th century Spanish leather but was rescused by Matley Moore in the 1930s and made into the screen.

    Brass plaque

    Brass plaque at the Greyfriars dedicated to George Street

    The brass plaque commemorates George Street, once the owner of the Greyfriars.

    It was in St Andrew's Church in Worcester, and was brought back here as a piece of Greyfriars history.

    Library clock

    Clock in library of the Greyfriars made in Worcester.

    We have six beautiful clocks in the Greyfriars and two of them were made right here in Worcester.

    The one in the library was made by William Glover of Worcester c1770.

    Terracotta pot

    Terracotta pots in the garden of the Greyfriars

    The seven large terracotta pots which sit on the side of the garden originally came over from Hindlip Hall nearby and have an unusual heraldric design.


    Doorstop of a Knight on a Horse

    Elsie Moore went to the Worcester foundry which was going bankrupt and asked for whatever they had left...she came away with 50 doorstops and spent a winter painting them.

    Elsie's needlework

    Elsie Moore

    Elsie Moore did a lot of tapestry work and all over the house you can see examples of her needlework created for the house. 

    Painted doors

    Wooden painted doors on the side gallery at the Greyfriars

    The painted doors were given to Elsie Moore by the family who lived in Ribbesford House, just south of Bewdley.

    Hall floor

    Chequed hall floor with white stone squares and black stone diamond-shapes throughout.

    The hall floor was recused by Matley and Elsie Moore from Wychbold Hall near Droitwich as the house was subsiding due to the salt mines underneath.

    Panel door

    Carved panel of a door in the dining room.

    The door is made from panels found in the attic of the Greyfriars during the 1940s restoration.

    The pattern is only found within 20 miles of Worcester dating back to the 16th century.

    B W Leader painting

    B W Leader "For Sale" Painting in the parlour at the Greyfriars

    This painting is the only piece in the house that the Moore's would not have recognised, as it was donated in 1987.

    "For Sale" was painted by noted Worcester artist, B W Leader in 1858.