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18 and 19, Britannia Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.198 / 52°11'52"N

Longitude: -2.2271 / 2°13'37"W

OS Eastings: 384573

OS Northings: 255554

OS Grid: SO845555

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1RZ

Mapcode Global: VH92T.B0ZV

Entry Name: 18 and 19, Britannia Square

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488564

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


620-1/8/81 (South side)
22/5/54 Nos.18 AND 19


2 semi-detached houses. c1820 with later additions and
alterations. Painted stucco over brick; hipped slate roof, party
wall stacks to front and rear roof slopes, both with oversailing
courses and pots, front stack stuccoed. Timber doorcase and
canopy to right-hand house. Double-depth plan with entrances in
return elevations. 3 storey. 2 first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes plinth, sills, and inscribed lines to
represent ashlar; castellated single-storey screen walls set back
to left and right returns pierced by open doorway flanked by
blind windows with sills, all with pointed arches; similarly
arched integral boot scrapers to either side of opening. Sashes
are 8/8 except second-floor which are 4/8 to left-hand house and
4/4 to right; all in plain reveals with sills. 2-storey wing with
parapeted flat-roof to rear of left return, 5-panel door flanked
by 4/4 sashes 3-pane overlight; 8/8 sash to first-floor right
under segmental brick arch; single light casement to left. Wing
to right-hand house is single-storey with small C20 4-pane
window; door retained in its original position in return wall is
similarly configured 5-panel, bottom pair flush-beaded, middle
pair and top panel glazed with leaded-lights; fluted door case
and cantilevered canopy with dentils.

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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