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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1063848
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488579
Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1
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
SO8455NE BRITANNIA SQUARE
620-1/8/96 (North side)
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:
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