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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1063851
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488582
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
620-1/8/99 (North side)
22/5/54 Nos.42 AND 43
and attached wall and piers
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:
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