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Cumberland House (No 48)

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2005 / 52°12'1"N

Longitude: -2.2258 / 2°13'33"W

OS Eastings: 384660

OS Northings: 255834

OS Grid: SO846558

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.227

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CYMG

Entry Name: Cumberland House (No 48)

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488586

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
620-1/8/103 (North side)
22/5/54 Nos.47 AND 48
Cumberland House (No.48)

GV II

2 semi-detached houses. c1820 with later additions and
alterations. Painted stucco over brick with hipped slate roof.
Re-built brick ridge stacks with oversailing detail and pots.
Single-depth, T-shaped plan. Right-house (No.48) is
double-fronted. Asymmetrically divided, left-house is 2-window
range, right-house is 4-window range (2:1:1). 3 storeys and
cellar. 6 first-floor windows. Stucco detailing includes plain
plinth, pilasters to front corners and flanking entrance to
right-house, frieze with inset panels; Doric-style porch to
right-house; stucco inscribed to represent ashlar. Second-floor
windows are 3/3 sashes, otherwise 6/6; all in plain reveals with
sills. 2 steps to entrance of No.48 to right of elevation,
6-panel door, bottom pair of panels flush double-beaded, upper
panels raised and fielded with bolection moulding; panelled
reveals (4 panels per side, all flush double-beaded); petal
design fanlight with very slender glazing bars. Covered passage
at left of elevation has matching 6-panel door to right-house.
Entrance to left-house is in left return, 3-panel door, bottom
pair of panels flush double-beaded, upper panel margin glazed;
radial pattern fanlight; narrow reeded architrave. Left and right
returns have similar fenestration to front (west) elevation.
INTERIORS: original features include panelled doors and shutters,
ornamental plasterwork including cornices and ceiling centres;
some fireplaces; staircases (that to right-house is open-well
with wreathed and ramped handrail, square balusters except to
ground-floor which are elaborate scroll design in cast-iron.

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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