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Choir House

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1878 / 52°11'16"N

Longitude: -2.2199 / 2°13'11"W

OS Eastings: 385060

OS Northings: 254419

OS Grid: SO850544

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.X5B

Mapcode Global: VH92T.G8RN

Plus Code: 9C4V5QQJ+42

Entry Name: Choir House

Listing Date: 5 April 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488650

Location: Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

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

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620-1/20/158 (East side)
05/04/71 No.3
Choir House


Terraced house, formerly 2 houses, now forms part of
residential accommodation for the King's School. C16 extended
and remodelled early C19 with later additions and alterations,
right-hand wing possibly re-fronted 1836-75, rear range older
with some remnants of timber-framing to rear (east) gables
overlooking Castle Place. Painted brick with plain clay tile
roof, roughcast gable to right; brick stacks have oversailing
detail and pots. Stone sills. Timber doorcase.
PLAN: formerly 2 buildings, that to right (of C16) is
gable-end-on to the Green. Both have rear ranges, those to
right are extensive. The elevation is composed of 2 elements
and is described as such: Left-front: continuation of No.2
(qv) although breaks forward slightly. 3 storeys. 2
first-floor windows, paired side-hung 3-pane casements in
plain reveals with sills and cambered heads. Similar openings
to ground-floor with transom-light over 4-pane fixed window.
Second-floor window is 6/6 sash in plain reveals with sill.
Right-front: 2 storeys and attics. 3 first-floor windows.
Stucco details include moulded sill band and moulded cornice
to heads of attic windows; similar cornice mould above
cambered heads to ground-floor windows. All windows 6/6 sashes
in plain reveals, cambered heads, except attic which are 6/1
with square head. 2 stone steps to entrance at left, 6-panel
door, all raised and fielded; square leaded-light glazing to
overlight and sidelight; doorcase with fluted pilasters,
pulvinated frieze and cornice.
INTERIOR: polychromatic ceramic floor tiles to hall; early C19
joinery includes panelled doors in moulded architraves; early
C19 dog-leg stairs with stick balusters and turned newels,
with mid C18 panelled dado to stair hall; early C19 panelled
cupboards to ground-floor right. The C16 right-hand range has
cased beams and 4-bay collar-truss roof with straight corner
bracing and trenched purlins.
All the listed buildings in College Green are part of a
significant group forming the setting for Worcester Cathedral
(qv) to the
south side. The rear boundary wall to Nos. 2-6 College Green
is part of the Monastic Precinct Wall (Scheduled Ancient
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire:
Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 316; Worcester Cathedral
Publications: Knowles Joan M: College Green Worcester
1800-1900: Worcester: 1995-).

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