In 1431, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Thomas Northfield, a Friar Preacher at Worcester, and for the seizure of his magical books.
The friary was dissolved in 1538.
Excavations took place in 1985-6, which uncovered the cloisters and friary church. These were aligned with the Roman Road. The small finds were repackaged by volunteers in 2010.
- 'Friaries: Worcester', in A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 2, ed. J W Willis-Bund and William Page (London, 1971), pp. 167-173. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/worcs/vol2/pp167-173 [accessed 13 May 2018].
- Worcester Blackfriars, pastscape.org.uk
- Memories of Worcester's Blackfriars shopping centre shared for Crowngate 25th anniversary Worcester News, 23 October 2017
- BLACKFRIARS, WORCESTER, Research Worcester blog, 8 November 2010