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44, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2 / 52°12'0"N

Longitude: -2.2262 / 2°13'34"W

OS Eastings: 384635

OS Northings: 255779

OS Grid: SO846557

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1YV

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CYFV

Entry Name: 44, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488583

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
620-1/8/100 (North side)
22/5/54 No.44

GV II

Detached house. c1820 with later additions and alterations.
Painted stucco over brick with hipped slate roof. Stucco
end-stacks with brick oversailing detail and pots.
Double-fronted, double-depth plan with entrance in right-return.
2 storeys and cellar. 4 first-floor windows. Stucco detailing
includes plain plinth, corner pilasters with egg-and-dart
moulding to caps, plain eaves frieze with moulded top edge; plain
band between ground and first-floor windows; stucco scored to
represent ashlar. Windows are all 6/6 sashes in plain reveals
with sills. Entrance in right-return; 5-panel door, bottom pair
of panels flush double-beaded, centre panel and upper pair raised
and fielded with bolection moulding; panelled reveals (3-panels
all flush double-beaded); radial pattern fanlight; timber
doorcase with incised geometrical design to pilasters, similar
design to frieze with egg-and-dart moulding below cornice. 6/6
sash to first-floor aligned over entrance. Similar window to left
return.
INTERIOR Noted as retaining original features including
staircase, panelled doors, architrave, skirtings, plaster
cornices.

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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