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Holly Lodge and Attached Wall to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1994 / 52°11'58"N

Longitude: -2.225 / 2°13'30"W

OS Eastings: 384717

OS Northings: 255714

OS Grid: SO847557

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.296

Mapcode Global: VH92M.DZ29

Plus Code: 9C4V5QXF+QX

Entry Name: Holly Lodge and Attached Wall to Rear

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488590

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

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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620-1/8/107 (East side)
22/5/54 Nos.52 AND 52A
Holly Lodge and attached
wall to rear


Villa, now 2 dwellings, with boundary walls adjoining to rear.
c1820 with later additions and alterations. Painted stucco over
brick with hipped slate roof, 4 stacks (2+2), front left-end and
off-centre right internal rebuilt. Cast-iron balcony. Brick
garden wall. Double-depth plan with central hallway. 2 storeys on
basement at right. 5 first-floor windows with single-storey
entrance bay at right. Central and end break forwards. Stucco
detailing: end break forwards have full height pilaster strips to
either side of windows the cornices of which are incorporated
into a continuous crowning cornice; blocking course raised over
pilasters with incised leaf motif and to centre raised and
fielded panel, fan motif and incised upshot with scrolls to
sides. Windows to break forwards have tooled architraves, those
to ground-floor have pulvinated frieze and cornices; interrupted
moulded first-floor band. Centre first-floor has 6-pane French
window with Gothic glazing to fanlight and margin lights
otherwise 6/6 sashes, taller to ground-floor, all windows in
plain reveals with sills. Hinged louvred shutters to all windows
with original catches. Central entrance has distyle Doric porch
with engaged pilasters, frieze has triglyphs and rams heads,
cornice and blocking course. Steps to entrance, 5-panel door,
upper panels raised and fielded, lower panel flush; fanlight with
circle and teardrop glazing bars; panelled reveals, surround of
alternate plain and fluted voussoirs. Balcony over porch has
ornate balusters with scrolled anthemion finials. C20 door and
French windows to basement. Further entrance to right has C20
panelled door with overlight; cornice and blocking course.
2-storey service range at rear right has 6/6 sashes. Rear retains
arched staircase window with radial glazing to head and 6/6/
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES:: kitchen garden wall abuts outshut to rear
with elliptical arched pedestrian entrance with flush 6 panel
door. Wall approximately 2.5 metres high and continues for
approx. 5 metres. 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).

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