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Castle House

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1876 / 52°11'15"N

Longitude: -2.2209 / 2°13'15"W

OS Eastings: 384997

OS Northings: 254393

OS Grid: SO849543

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.WWC

Mapcode Global: VH92T.G88V

Entry Name: Castle House

Listing Date: 5 April 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488653

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

Town: Worcester

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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Listing Text


WORCESTER

SO8554SW COLLEGE GREEN
620-1/20/161 (South side)
05/04/71 No.6
Castle House

GV II

Large house, now part of school. Abuts No.5 to left. Late C18
origins, partially rebuilt c1900 by A. Hill Parker (architect)
and Stokes Brothers (builders) following extensive fire; later
additions and alterations. Painted stucco, painted rough-cast
and painted brick, stone dressings; tile-hung second-floor.
Plain clay tile roofs, that to right hipped. Modillioned
eaves. Bracketted eaves to gable of canted bay. End stacks,
brick to left, stucco to right, all with oversailing detail
and pots. Timber doorcase. Double-fronted, double-depth plan.
Through-passage to right ground-floor flanked by sandstone
wall (qv) to west. 2 and 3-storeys with attic. 4 first-floor
windows. Stone detailing includes all sills and moulded string
to heads of ground-floor windows. 2-storey range to left set
back slightly, full-height canted bay, centre mullions,
4/1:4/1:4/1:4/1. Windows to main range are all 6/6. Those to
ground and first-floor windows are near-flush with moulded
architraves. 6/6 sashes to second-floor. Central 6-panel door,
top pair glazed, raised and fielded to centre, bottom pair
flush-beaded. 3-pane overlight; 'Tower of Winds' style columns
to doorcase, frieze and cornice. Door to passage at extreme
right, 6-panel raised and fielded with bolection moulding;
moulded architrave, small cornice. Gabled dormer with paired
6-pane side-hung casements. Further ranges to left return and
to rear. Lower part of right-return wall (qv) is sandstone
ashlar, part of another earlier structure.
INTERIOR: late C18 joinery, including panelled doors in
moulded timber architraves; late C19 decorative plasterwork to
first-floor right; staircase and fire surrounds with Art
Nouveau detail of c1900.
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: 334; Worcester Cathedral
Publications: Knowles Joan M: College Green Worcester
1800-1900: Worcester: 1995-).

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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