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31-33, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1987 / 52°11'55"N

Longitude: -2.2282 / 2°13'41"W

OS Eastings: 384499

OS Northings: 255634

OS Grid: SO844556

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1GY

Mapcode Global: VH92M.BZDV

Entry Name: 31-33, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063843

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488574

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
620-1/8/91 (West side)
22/5/54 Nos.31, 32 AND 33

GV II

Terrace of 3 houses. c1820 with later additions and alterations.
Painted stucco over brick; hipped slate roof, 4 partially rebuilt
stacks with brick oversailing detail and pots. Timber porches.
Double-depth plan. Terrace designed to look like single large
house. 3 storeys and cellar. 5 first-floor windows (1:3:1).
Stucco detailing includes plinth; full-height pilasters to ends
and to left and right of 3 middle windows; entrance and windows
above in shallow break-forward; panelled frieze. Second-floor has
3/3 sashes, otherwise 6/6, all in plain reveals with sills.
Entrances to centre and returns, doors all have 6-panels, bottom
pair flush-beaded, upper panels raised and fielded to centre door
only otherwise glazed; fanlight with radial glazing bars,
panelled reveals, Doric-style porches. Return elevations have 3
first-floor windows. Interior noted as retaining some original
features including open-well staircases with wreathed handrail;
panelled shutters and doors, architraves; plaster cornices;
fireplaces, some with cast-iron hob-grates.

All the listed buildings in Britannia Square (qv) form a unified
group, started in 1820 and planned round 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). Worcester such as Lansdowne Crescent, Lark Hill,
and Rainbow Hill Terrace (qqv).

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

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