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Albion House

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1984 / 52°11'54"N

Longitude: -2.2263 / 2°13'34"W

OS Eastings: 384625

OS Northings: 255595

OS Grid: SO846555

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1YB

Mapcode Global: VH92T.C0CK

Plus Code: 9C4V5QXF+8F

Entry Name: Albion House

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063929

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488560

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 George with St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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620-1/8/77 (South side)
22/5/54 Nos.8 AND 9
Albion House


2 semi-detached houses. c1820 with later additions and
alterations. Painted stucco over brick; concealed slate roof;
large concealed party-wall stack, brick with oversailing courses
and pots. C20 ferrous railings to area. Designed to look like one
large Classical style villa. Double-depth plan with entrance in
set-back wing to left and right. 3 storeys and basement. 6
(1:4:1) first-floor windows. Stucco detailing includes
full-height pilasters to ends and flanking central pair of
windows; the pilasters are plain to the ground-floor, fluted with
Corinthian capitals to the upper floors; entablature with
pediment to centre bay; coped parapet rising behind pediment is
crowned by urn finial, ball finials over end pilasters; pilasters
linked by first-floor sill band with raised gilt lettering
'Albion House'; shallow break forward to ground-floor to form
double reveals to windows; sills; moulded architrave and blank
vase balustrade to entrances. All sashes are 6/6 except
second-floor of flanking wings which are 3/6; all in plain
reveals with sills. 3 stone steps to 6-panel doors, bottom panels
flush-beaded otherwise raised and fielded with bolection
moulding; glazed sidelights over blank balustrade;
half-elliptical fanlight in circle and teardrop design. 2-storey
service range 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).

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