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St Oswald's and Attached Walls st Oswald's Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1993 / 52°11'57"N

Longitude: -2.2249 / 2°13'29"W

OS Eastings: 384723

OS Northings: 255692

OS Grid: SO847556

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.298

Mapcode Global: VH92M.DZ4F

Entry Name: St Oswald's and Attached Walls st Oswald's Lodge

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063860

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488591

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
620-1/8/108 (East side)
22/5/54 No.53
St Oswald's and attached
walls
(Formerly Listed as:
BRITANNIA SQUARE
(East side)
No.53
St Oswald's Lodge)

GV II

Villa now school, with boundary walls attached at rear and at
left. c1820 with later additions and alterations. Painted stucco
over brick, coped curvilinear end-gables with stucco stacks,
further stack to rear; reddish-brown brick range at right, slate
roofs. Brick boundary walls with ashlar dressings. Double-depth
plan with central hallway; later service wing to rear and further
range to rear right. 2 storeys and attic, 3 first-floor windows.
Stucco detailing includes plinth, Tuscan pilasters to ends and
between windows surmounted by frieze, cornice and blocking
course. Shell and fan motif over ground-floor windows.
First-floor has outer 8/8 and central 6/6 sashes. Ground-floor
has tall 8/12 sashes in taller round arched reveals. Flight of 4
roll-edged steps to central Doric-style porch with 2 pairs of
columns and engaged pilasters with entablature and blocking
course; six-panel door, upper panels raised and fielded, flush
lower panels, the whole within fluted surround with fleurons to
'capitals'. Fanlight with circle and teardrop motif. Attic roof
dormer has 2/2 sash. Right-return has 6/9 sash with radial
glazing to head. 6/6 sash in gable and further 8/8 sash to
first-floor. Range at right-angles to rear right has 6/6 sash and
three-light window with flat arches of red rubbed brick; hipped
slate roof. Left return has similar pilasters to ends and between
windows; 3/6 sash to gable with further 6/6 and 8/8 sashes. Rear
has 10/15 sash and tripartite window 6/6 between 2/2.
INTERIOR noted as having original joinery including panelled
shutters.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES:: boundary walls to Upper Tything. Walls to
NW side of garden returning to SE along Back Walk for approx 8
metres, then abutting service range and continuing to Back Walk
for approx 8 metres, then returning (with curved angle) to Upper
Tything for approx 10 metres. Double plank gates abut service
range with pilaster at left. Pedestrian entrance to rear (Upper
Tything) has 5-panel door with fanlight with decorative radial
glazing, in Gibbs-type surround, keystone with corbel bracket and
continuous dentil cornice; otherwise wall to Upper Tything
approx. 2.5 metres high and with modillion cornice. Otherwise
garden wall approx 2.5 metres high has 2 pedestrian entrances
with segmental arches. 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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