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Red Cross House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kidderminster, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3911 / 52°23'27"N

Longitude: -2.246 / 2°14'45"W

OS Eastings: 383356

OS Northings: 277035

OS Grid: SO833770

Mapcode National: GBR 1CS.2Z0

Mapcode Global: VH91V.05ZB

Entry Name: Red Cross House

Listing Date: 17 January 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100053

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156458

Location: Kidderminster, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY10

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

Town: Wyre Forest

Civil Parish: Kidderminster

Built-Up Area: Kidderminster

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Kidderminster Ismere

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

5250 No 25
(Red Cross House)
SO 87 NW 2/102


The building is a late C18 provincial town house in classical style, built of red brick in Flemish bond with a slate roof with stone copings and stone window dressings. It is double pile in plan with a projecting gable end wing at the rear and a later back addition. The building is of 2 storeys with cellarage and slightly asymmetrical 3 bay fa├žade. The windows are 8/8 sashes with block stone sills, those on the ground floor have stepped grooved voussoirs to the flat arches. The central 6 panel door has a distinguished door case of slender engaged Doric columns with open bracketed dentilled cornice and semi circular fanlight. This composition is surmounted by a painted moulded stone cornice with stuccoed parapet. There are 2 axial brick stacks. The right reveal is of 2 bays with a C21 extension.

The decorative scheme is continued and contains a late C19 6 panel door with classical door case of pilasters and entablature with panelled insets. The left reveal is plain. The rear is of 3 bays with projecting gable end wing to the north, all with similar window dressings. To the south there is a C19 back addition with irregular fenestration and mono-pitched roof. Internally, the plan form survives as well as some door cases and the body of the stair. An ogee pendant frieze to the landing fascia is also present.

Listing NGR: SO8335877029

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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