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28 and 29, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1983 / 52°11'53"N

Longitude: -2.228 / 2°13'40"W

OS Eastings: 384510

OS Northings: 255584

OS Grid: SO845555

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1J6

Mapcode Global: VH92T.B0GM

Entry Name: 28 and 29, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063841

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488572

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 George with St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


WORCESTER

SO8455NE BRITANNIA SQUARE
620-1/8/89 (West side)
22/5/54 Nos.28 AND 29

GV II

2 semi-detached houses. c1820 with later additions and
alterations. Painted stucco over brick, hipped slate roof,
partially renewed party wall stacks with brick oversailing detail
and pots. Double-depth plan, outer ranges set well back with
concealed roofs. 3 storeys, 6 (1:4:1) first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes sill band to first- and second-floor, plain
frieze to eaves, triple angled corners. Main range has tall 6/9
sashes to first and ground floor; outer ranges have 6/6 sashes to
first and ground floor, all second-floor windows are 3/6.
Entrances to ends of main range, 5-panel doors in panelled
reveals, fanlight with radial glazing bars. Outer ranges have 6/6
sashes to first and ground floor, 3/6 to second floor.
INTERIOR: Noted as having original plasterwork and joinery
including curved open-well staircase with stick balusters and
wreathed handrail; Regency-style marble fireplace.

All the listed buildings in Britannia Square (qv) form a unified
group, started in 1820 and planned around a large green in which
the main house is placed ('Springfield', qv). Compares with
similar although smaller developments in Worcester such as
Lansdowne Crescent, Lark Hill, and Rainbow Hill Terrace (qqv).
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire: Harmondsworth:
1968-1985: 334).

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

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