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No 51 and Piers and Attached Wall to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1996 / 52°11'58"N

Longitude: -2.2251 / 2°13'30"W

OS Eastings: 384712

OS Northings: 255734

OS Grid: SO847557

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.281

Mapcode Global: VH92M.DZ14

Entry Name: No 51 and Piers and Attached Wall to Rear

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488589

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
620-1/8/106 (East side)
22/5/54 No.51
and piers and attached wall
to rear
(Formerly Listed as:
BRITANNIA SQUARE
No.51
(Ellerslie House))

GV II

Villa. c1820 with later additions and alterations. Painted stucco
over brick with hipped slate roof. Four rebuilt brick and stucco
end stacks. Double-depth plan with side entrance; single-storey
range at rear left, later 2-storey central service wing to rear.
Garden facade: 2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing: scored in imitation of ashlar, outer pilaster strips,
continuos frieze and cornice. First-floor has 8/8 sashes,
ground-floor has tall 8/12 sashes, all in reveals with sills.
Entrance to right return, distyle Tuscan porch, part-glazed door
with margin lights, fanlight with radial glazing bars, all in
reveals. Oculus window to first-floor right return, inserted
1990s. Rear retains 6/6 sashes and central round-arched staircase
window.
INTERIOR: noted as having original features including narrow
open-well staircase with stick balusters, panelled shutters and
marble fireplace.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES:: pair of rusticated piers with renewed
gates. Kitchen garden wall abuts outshut at rear approx. 9 metres
long by 2.5 metres high, Flemish bond. Central elliptically
arched pedestrian entrance with 6 flush panelled door. Rear walls
to Nos 49-53 (qv) fronting Back Walk form a continuous original
feature of the streetscape.

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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