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38, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1996 / 52°11'58"N

Longitude: -2.2274 / 2°13'38"W

OS Eastings: 384555

OS Northings: 255728

OS Grid: SO845557

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1P7

Mapcode Global: VH92M.BZT6

Entry Name: 38, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488578

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
620-1/8/95 (North side)
22/5/54 No.38

GV II

Villa. c1820 with later additions and alterations. Painted stucco
over brick with hipped slate roof, rebuilt end stacks (2 per end)
with string course and pots. Parapet gutter to facade. Central
hallway, double-depth plan. 2 storeys with attic. 3 first-floor
windows. Stucco detailing includes plinth; full-height
Doric-style pilasters to ends and between windows; first-floor
band; frieze, cornice and blocking course. Outer bays have 8/8
sashes, centre first-floor 6/6 with margin lights of coloured
glass. Ground-floor windows are tall 8/12 sashes. Entrance door
is 4-panel; fanlight with radial glazing bars. Flat-topped gables
with copings and casement window to attic.
INTERIOR: Retains original plasterwork and joinery including
narrow open well staircase with stick balusters and wreathed
handrail; white marble fireplace to left ground-floor room;
moulded cornices, that to hall has decorative frieze with
modillions and anthemion design. A similar design to No.39 (qv).

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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