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Chester House

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1996 / 52°11'58"N

Longitude: -2.2272 / 2°13'37"W

OS Eastings: 384567

OS Northings: 255737

OS Grid: SO845557

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1Q9

Mapcode Global: VH92M.BZX4

Entry Name: Chester House

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063848

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488579

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
620-1/8/96 (North side)
22/5/54 No.39
Chester House

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. Cast-iron
verandah with glass roof. Central hallway, double-depth plan. 2
storeys. 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 are tall 8/12; all in plain reveals
with sills. Entrance door is renewed 4-panel; fanlight with
radial glazing bars; tooled architrave. Flat-topped gables with
coping and casement window to attic. Verandah with scrolled
uprights. Later C19 lean-to conservatory at right.
INTERIOR: retains some original features including shutters,
narrow open-well staircase with stick balusters and wreathed
handrail; plasterwork to hall has decorative frieze including
modillions with anthemion design. A similar design to No.38 (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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