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Springfield (Alice Otley School)

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.199 / 52°11'56"N

Longitude: -2.2268 / 2°13'36"W

OS Eastings: 384598

OS Northings: 255667

OS Grid: SO845556

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1VX

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CZ5M

Entry Name: Springfield (Alice Otley School)

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063862

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488593

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
620-1/8/109 Springfield (Alice Otley
22/5/54 School)
(Formerly Listed as:
BRITANNIA SQUARE (East
side)
No.55
(Springfield Guest House
and Peter Pan School))

GV II

Large detached villa, now school. c1820 with later additions and
alterations. Painted stucco over brick, hipped slate roof with
central well, pair of axial stucco stacks with oversailing detail
and pots. Timber doorcase. Double-depth, double-fronted plan with
central hallway. 3 storey and basement. Principal elevation faces
east and is symmetrical. 5 (2:1:2) first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes plinth; first-floor sill band with moulded
lower edge; pilasters at corners and further pair flanking centre
windows rise from this sill band to plain eaves band; shallow
window recess with segmental arched head to either side of
entrance. Ground-floor windows are 6/9 sashes in plain reveals
with sills, otherwise 6/6. 2 roll-edged stone steps to entrance,
paired doors, bottom panels are flush double-beaded, upper panels
margin-glazed; moulded architrave with round-arched head, petal
pattern fanlight.
INTERIOR: Retains open-well staircase with wreathed handrail,
square balusters; 6-panel doors, moulded architrave doorcases
with frieze, cornice and corner paterae in various designs
including sunflowers and anthemia; panelled shutters to splayed
reveals; skirtings, picture rails; marble fireplaces to
ground-floor; Plaster cornices with anthemion design to
modillions.

All the listed buildings in Britannia Square (qv) form a unified
group, started in 1820 and planned around a large green in which
this the main house ('Springfield') is placed. Compares with
similar although smaller developments in Worcester such as
Lansdowne Crescent, Lark Hill, and Rainbow Hill Terrace (qqv).

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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