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1, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1988 / 52°11'55"N

Longitude: -2.2254 / 2°13'31"W

OS Eastings: 384692

OS Northings: 255644

OS Grid: SO846556

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.264

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CZWR

Entry Name: 1, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488555

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
620-1/8/72 (South side)
22/5/54 No.1

GV II

House. c1820, with later additions and alterations. Painted
stucco over brick to front and left return. Slate roof. Rear and
gable end stacks with oversailing courses and pots, rear and two
to right in brick, left-hand stack stuccoed and integral with
partial parapet to gable. Timber porch and bay windows.
Double-depth plan with central hallway. 3 storeys, 3 first-floor
windows. Stucco detailing includes sills, and scoring to
represent ashlar. Centre first-floor window is 6/6; 8/8 sash to
left and right, all in plain reveals with sills. Doric style
porch; 5 panel door, bottom pair flush-beaded, bolection moulding
to centre and upper panels; plain fanlight; roll-edged stone
step. Entrance flanked by rectangular bay windows with cornice to
flat roof, paired 6/1 sashes with 4/1 sash to returns.
Left-return-elevation has ground-floor canted bay with 1/1 sashes
with 8/8 sash to first-floor. Rear elevation has 8/8 sash and 4/4
staircase sash. 2-storey flat roof extension to rear left.

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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