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5, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1985 / 52°11'54"N

Longitude: -2.2259 / 2°13'33"W

OS Eastings: 384656

OS Northings: 255608

OS Grid: SO846556

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.22Z

Mapcode Global: VH92T.C0MG

Entry Name: 5, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488558

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
620-1/8/75 (South side)
22/5/54 No.5

GV II

Villa. c1820 with later additions and alterations. Painted stucco
over brick; hipped slate roof. Stucco stack with cornice detail
to right gable-end. 2 similar stacks to roof slopes of central
rear wing, that to right with pots. Full-height stone bay
windows. Ferrous balustrade to balcony. Double-depth T-plan with
recessed central entrance and hallway. 2 storeys. 3 first-floor
windows. Stucco detailing includes full-height pilasters flanking
entrance and to ends, first-floor sill band to each side of bays,
plain frieze, Doric-style porch and door surround to left of
facade. 2-storey, flat-roof, canted bay to each side of entrance,
ground-floor stonework is fluted with plinths and capitals;
stonework to first-floor is plain apart from carved panels below
sills depicting paired beasts and shields; all windows to bays
are 1/1 with tall bottom sashes to ground-floor only. 4 slate
steps to recessed entrance porch, square columns with incised
geometric design; pair of 6-panel external doors, all panels
raised and fielded; single pane overlight; inner pair of glazed
doors, 4-pane with margin glazing. Porch roof forms balcony
accessed by French window of similar design to porch inner-doors.
Balcony balustrade has central pair of diagonal braces flanked by
verticals. Small single storey wings set back to each return
elevation; that to left has French window, each leaf has 3 panes
with margin glazing; surround has matching pilasters to entrance
porch with entablature and pediment. Wing to right has C20
vertically boarded and part glazed garage doors beneath coped
gable of similar profile to pediment. 2-storey service range to
rear right.
HISTORICAL NOTE: 1886 Ordnance Survey map at 1:500 scale shows
canted bays to front elevation.

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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