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3 and 4, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1987 / 52°11'55"N

Longitude: -2.2256 / 2°13'32"W

OS Eastings: 384675

OS Northings: 255629

OS Grid: SO846556

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.253

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CZRW

Entry Name: 3 and 4, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488557

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
620-1/8/74 (South side)
22/5/54 Nos.3 AND 4

GV II

2 semi-detached houses. c1820 with later additions and
alterations. Painted stucco over brick; hipped slate roof, Brick
party wall stack to front and rear roof slope with oversailing
courses and pots. Double-depth plan with central entrance in
return elevations. 3 storey. 2 (1:1) first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes pilasters to corners and centre; plain frieze;
sills; lined to represent ashlar. 8/8 sashes throughout except
second-floor which are 4/4; all in plain reveals with sills. 5
panel door in return elevation, bottom pair flush double-beaded,
centre and upper panels raised and fielded with bolection
moulding; moulded door frame; radial pattern fanlight with
segmental margin glazing; above is 6/6 sash to first-floor and
single-light casement to second-floor. 2-storey wing set back
behind entrance to both left and right returns; roof partially
concealed behind parapet; roof to left hipped; 8/8 sash to ground
and first-floor in plain reveals with sills. 2-storey service
range to rear left, single storey to rear right.

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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