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Latitude: 52.1851 / 52°11'6"N
Longitude: -2.2311 / 2°13'52"W
OS Eastings: 384295
OS Northings: 254119
OS Grid: SO842541
Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.SX7
Mapcode Global: VH92T.8BVR
Entry Name: 55 and 57, Bromwich Road
Listing Date: 5 April 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1063790
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488623
Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2
Electoral Ward/Division: Bedwardine
Built-Up Area: Worcester
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: St John in Bedwardine
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
SO8454SW BROMWICH ROAD
620-1/19/140 Nos.55 AND 57
House, now 2 houses. 1810 with later additions and alterations
including division into two houses c1886-1926.
MATERIALS: Stucco over brick with hipped slate roof, rear and
right stuccoed stacks with cornices and pots.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic, 5 first floor windows, range to
rear at right. Stucco details include first floor sill band
surmounted by wide Doric pilasters to ends and between windows
and crowning entablature. Ground floor has wide, tall round
arched recesses with tooled surrounds to windows. 6/6 sashes
throughout in plain reveals, and with sills to ground floor.
Central tetrastyle Doric porch with entablature, entrance 6-panel
part-glazed door with fanlight with circle and teardrop motif and
tooled architrave. Attic rooflight. Left return has conservatory
set back with lattice and gothic traceried glazing bars, 6/6 and
8/8 sashes where original. Right return has plain and 6/6 sashes,
all with blind boxes. Rear has staircase window 6/6 sash with
radial glazing to head.
INTERIOR: retains original joinery and plasterwork including
boxed beams. 6-panel doors with fluted architraves, some with
foliate motif to corners, and panelled reveals. Openwell
staircase with stick balusters and carved tread ends. Greek key
motif to dado rail. Embellished cornices have honeysuckle motif
and modillions; coving to front room has acanthus and acorns with
honeysuckle and leaf ceiling frieze. Regency fireplaces.
HISTORICAL NOTE: was the Bishop of Worcester's guest house and
later a school. Shown as a single house on 1886 O.S. Map,
subdivided on 1926 O.S. Map. (Ordnance Survey Map: 1886-;
Ordnance Survey Map: 1926-).
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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