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No 42 and 43 and Attached Wall and Piers to No 42

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1999 / 52°11'59"N

Longitude: -2.2265 / 2°13'35"W

OS Eastings: 384616

OS Northings: 255767

OS Grid: SO846557

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1WP

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CY9X

Entry Name: No 42 and 43 and Attached Wall and Piers to No 42

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488582

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
620-1/8/99 (North side)
22/5/54 Nos.42 AND 43
and attached wall and piers
to No.42

GV II

2 semi-detached houses with attached wall and piers. c1820 with
later additions and alterations. Painted stucco over brick with
hipped slate roof, partially renewed party and end stacks with
brick oversailing courses and pots. Stucco boundary wall to rear.
Symmetrical late Classical design with central pediment and
full-height entrance ranges set well-back to each end.
Double-depth plan. 2 storeys, 6 first-floor windows (1:4:1).
Stucco detailing includes pilaster strips to ends of main range
and to pediment over central 2 windows, frieze stepped to centre,
projecting porches have panelled pillars and entablature. 8/8
sashes with 6/6 sashes to first-floor, 8/12 sashes to
ground-floor, those to left have roll-edged stone steps. Entrance
doors have 6 fielded panels with fanlights of inverted teardrop
design, all within panelled reveals. Rear elevation retains 8/8
sashes under segmental arches.
INTERIOR noted as having original features including panelled
shutters and doors; doorcases with single-panel pilasters and
frieze with paterae; fireplaces, some with cast-iron hob-grates.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: coped wall abutting to rear return of No. 42
to left has 2 outer round-arched recesses and central wider
cambered-arch opening with planked door, all on impost band. Pair
of gate piers, square on plan; frieze and cornice with pyramidal
caps. Single-storey outshuts to rear abut boundary walls.
Boundary walls and gates extend for approx. 35 metres, 2
pedestrian entrances, 2 carriage entrances, those to right house
with piers and pyramidal caps.

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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