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40, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1997 / 52°11'58"N

Longitude: -2.227 / 2°13'37"W

OS Eastings: 384580

OS Northings: 255745

OS Grid: SO845557

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1SG

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CZ02

Plus Code: 9C4V5QXF+V5

Entry Name: 40, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063849

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488580

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

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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620-1/8/97 (North side)
22/5/54 No.40


House. c1820 with later additions and alterations. Painted stucco
over brick with concealed roof. Renewed end stacks with
oversailing detail and pots. PLAN: Rear central stair hall. 3
storeys. 4 first-floor windows. Stucco detailing includes
full-height Doric-style pilasters to ends, continuous first-floor
sill band, frieze, cornice and blocking course. 6/6 sashes except
for second-floor which are 3/6, all in plain reveals with sills.
Louvered shutters with catches to first-floor. Entrance to
right-return, replacement part-glazed door with overlight,
Doric-style porch. 2-storey service range to rear. Rear retains
9/6,6/6, 8/8 and 3/3 sashes.
INTERIOR: retains some original joinery including narrow
open-well staircase with stick balusters and wreathed handrail;
6-panel doors with moulded architraves. Some original decorative
plasterwork including cornices, that to hall has modillions with
anthemion design. Cellar said to retain wine stillages.

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).

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