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John Gwynn House

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1918 / 52°11'30"N

Longitude: -2.2254 / 2°13'31"W

OS Eastings: 384690

OS Northings: 254859

OS Grid: SO846548

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.G6G

Mapcode Global: VH92T.C5WM

Plus Code: 9C4V5QRF+PR

Entry Name: John Gwynn House

Listing Date: 5 April 1971

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488553

Location: Cathedral, 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 Nicholas and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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620-1/16/69 (North West side)
05/04/71 (Consecutive)
John Gwynn House
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.14-21 (Consecutive))
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)


Terrace of 9 houses, now flats and shop, described left to right.
Probably c1780, with later additions and alterations including
mid C19 shop front and conversions and renovations c1980s.
Possibly by John Gwynn of Shrewsbury. Pinkish-red brick in
Flemish bond with stone bands, cornices and sills and stone
doorcase at left otherwise timber doorcases; hipped slate roofs;
tall brick party-wall stacks with oversailing courses and pots;
cast-iron balconettes. Left end house of 4 storeys and on
basement at rear, otherwise 3 storeys and attics, 4+25
first-floor windows. Plinth. First-floor sill band, except to 2
houses at left. Mainly 6/6 sashes throughout, except to left
house, first floor which has four tall 6/9 sashes and left house,
third floor which has four 3/3 sashes; all in plain reveals and
with sills, flat arches of red gauged brick to three left
dwellings, otherwise flat stuccoed arches. Low coped parapet to
two houses to left and to right-hand house, otherwise crowning
frieze and cornice. Flat roofed attic dormers have 3/3 and 3/6
sashes and casement windows. Balconettes to four first-floor
windows at left are segmental on section and have embellished
rods with stars to upper and lower friezes. Third house from left
has three first-floor balconettes with scroll motifs. Entrances:
to left house, flight of 6 steps to recessed 6-panel door, the
lower panels flush-beaded, fanlight with decorative radial
glazing bars, panelled reveals; stone doorcase has 3/4 engaged
Doric columns, frieze with triglyphs and metopes, cornice with
guttae. Otherwise six renewed 6-panel doors and fanlights in
Doric surrounds with open pediments. To two right dwellings: shop
front incorporating entrance at left, 6-panel door (the upper
panels raised and fielded, the lower panels flush) in pilastered
surround with frieze and cornice which continues across glazed
shop front which has turned mullions and panelled aprons,
part-glazed entrance with overlight. Right return: shop front
continues to ground floor; first floor has two windows, 6/6 sash
and blind opening in plain reveals and with flat stuccoed arches;
balconette with scrolled motif to first floor at left. Further
window to each floor on canted return to Newport Street: 6/6
sashes. Left return (facing River Severn): in three stepped
ranges. Range at left has 4 tripartite windows (one to each floor
and one to basement) with 6/6 between 2/2 sashes, those to second
and third floors have flat arches of gauged brick and with
cambered arch to basement; third floor has Diocletian window with
3/3 between 2-lights shaped sashes and arch over. Then rounded
stair turret has 6/6 sash to ground floor and two 6/6 sashes with
radial glazing bars to heads (to first and second floors) and to
third floor a lunette with radial glazing bars, these under round
arches of gauged brick. Otherwise three 6/6 sashes and two
inserted sashes to basement. Rear: retains many 6/6 sashes with
cambered arches.
INTERIORS: retain original joinery and plasterwork, otherwise not
HISTORICAL NOTE: John Gwynn was architect of the adjacent
Worcester Bridge (qv).
Forms a good group with Nos 1-13 (consecutive), Bridge Street
(qv), an almost identical terrace opposite, both forming a visual
approach to listed buildings in Broad Street to north and
grouping with Worcester Bridge, Bridge Street (qv).

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