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The Albany

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2006 / 52°12'2"N

Longitude: -2.2266 / 2°13'35"W

OS Eastings: 384607

OS Northings: 255841

OS Grid: SO846558

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.1VC

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CY7D

Plus Code: 9C4V6Q2F+68

Entry Name: The Albany

Listing Date: 8 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488467

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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Description


WORCESTER

SO8455NE ALBANY TERRACE
620-1/8/5 (North side)
08/3/74 No.4
The Albany

GV II

Villa, now Doctors' surgeries. c1820-30 with later additions
and alterations. Painted stucco over brick with hipped slate
roof; brick end stack with oversailing courses to W end of
main house, pair of ornate stucco internal stacks at E end in
form of stylised crocus, Greco-Egyptian style; tall brick
stack to rear range. Triple-depth plan with central hallway
and later C19 single-storey brick service range to N.
Entrance facade (E): 2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes plinth, full height clasping pilasters with
incised Greek key decoration and incised stylised anthemion to
splay capitals; horizontal rustication to ground- and
first-floors; deep frieze with incised Greek key motif,
moulded cornice. First-floor has 6/6 sashes, ground-floor has
4/4 sash windows with margin glazing within raised architraves
with dentil frieze and pediment with acroteria; all in plain
reveals and with sills. Central entrance, distyle porch has
fluted columns with Egyptian style capitals and engaged Doric
pilasters, Doric entablature and blocking course; 2 renewed
steps to part-glazed door with margin lights in splay-eared
architraves with moulded leaf and dart decoration (also to
reveals) and crowning scrolls. Garden facade (S): 2 storeys, 4
first-floor windows (1:2:1). Projecting end bays. Stucco
detailing includes similar pilaster to break forwards and
horizontal rustication to centre; cornice as main facade.
First-floor has 6/6 sashes. Ground-floor has outer tripartite
windows, 4/4 with margin lights between 2/2 with fluted
three-quarter columns with Egyptian-type capitals and end
Doric pilasters surmounted by frieze with fleurons and dentils
(some missing) and pediment with anthemion, acroteria and
central wreath. To centre is a rectangular bay with tripartite
window with 2/2 and 1/1 sashes and Doric pilasters between;
2/2 sashes to return; all windows horned. Some shutter hinges
remain in situ. Dentil cornice with fleurons beneath and low
parapet with copings. Rear: 6/6 sashes with flat arch over.
INTERIOR: Noted as having original features including marble
Regency fireplaces to ground floor, narrow open-well staircase
with stick balusters and wreathed mahogany handrail,
single-panel doors with Greek-key motif and Egyptian-style
architraves, deep skirting with fleurons and panelled
shutters. Embellished cornices throughout ground-floor;
cornice to main room has acanthus leaf, grape and scroll
decoration; plaster centre-piece to ceiling.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Albany Terrace is situated at the N side of
Britannia Square (qv) and forms part of one of Worcester's
important Regency developments. A distinguished example of
villa architecture, the detailing being unusually eclectic for
this period.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire:
Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 334).

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