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Latitude: 52.188 / 52°11'16"N
Longitude: -2.22 / 2°13'12"W
OS Eastings: 385054
OS Northings: 254438
OS Grid: SO850544
Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.X3Z
Mapcode Global: VH92T.G8QJ
Entry Name: 2, College Green
Listing Date: 22 May 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1063816
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488649
Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1
Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedral
Built-Up Area: Worcester
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Worcester St Nicholas and All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
SO8554SW COLLEGE GREEN
620-1/20/157 (East side)
Corner and end-of-terrace house. c1700, extended late
C18/early C19, with later additions and alterations but has
earlier origins. Painted brick with plain clay tile roof, part
hipped. Stone sills; part dentilled eaves to west front.
Moulded timber eaves cornice to north elevation. 2 main
stacks, one to each end of north range with oversailing detail
and pots; timber porch to central projecting stucco bay of
this wing; remnant of stone wall to lower right corner. Timber
and lead canopy to west door.
PLAN: Main central entrance hall and staircase in
double-fronted north range extended as L-plan with wing added
to S. Principal (north) elevation: 3 storeys and cellar. 2
first-floor windows. Brick detailing includes band between
ground- and first-floor and between first- and second-floor
windows. 6/6 sashes to ground- and first-floor, all in
near-flush frames under flat gauged brick arches; all except
left ground-floor have thick glazing bars characteristic of
early C18 date. Two-light mullion and transom windows to
second-floor, also early C18. Stone step to 6-panel door, top
pair glazed otherwise raised and fielded. West elevation: 3
storeys. Asymmetric composition with irregular fenestration. 3
first-floor windows; 6/6 near-flush-frame sashes, sills and
cambered brick arches. Second-floor similar but right window
opening has square head. Ground-floor right has pair of small
2-light mullion windows with sills; both with square-pane
leaded glazing; that to right has side-hung iron-framed
transom light on external pin-hinges. Stone step to 2-panel
door to left, square-pane leaded glazing to overlight. Further
small window to left of door. Fire insurance plaque on west
INTERIOR: Not inspected.
NOTE: The southern part of the west elevation, although under
the continuing roof line of No.2, forms part of No.3 College
Green (qv) and has done since 1849.
All the listed buildings in College Green are part of a
significant group forming the setting for Worcester Cathedral
(qv) to the north side. The rear boundary wall to Nos. 2-6
College Green (qqv) is part of the Monastic Precinct Wall
(Scheduled Ancient Monument).
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire:
Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 316; Worcester Cathedral
Publications: Knowles Joan M: College Green Worcester
1800-1900: Worcester: 1995-; Guy, Christopher, Cathedral
Archaeologist: Untitled report of watching brief on
underpinning work Sept.1992).
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