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Latitude: 52.1882 / 52°11'17"N
Longitude: -2.2194 / 2°13'9"W
OS Eastings: 385100
OS Northings: 254459
OS Grid: SO851544
Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.XBC
Mapcode Global: VH92T.H82D
Entry Name: 15 and 16, Edgar Street
Listing Date: 22 May 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1389787
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488738
Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1
Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedral
Built-Up Area: Worcester
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Worcester St Nicholas and All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
SO8554SW EDGAR STREET
620-1/20/231 (North side)
22/05/54 Nos.15 AND 16
Pair of houses. Numbered right to left, described left to
right. early/mid C18 with probably C17 origins and later
alterations, including restorations of 1996 to No.16. Timber
frame with facades of pinkish-red brick in Flemish bond,
stuccoed sills and eaves band; plain tile roof and central
rear brick stack with pots; cast-iron grilles.
PLAN: 2 rooms deep with stairwell between; front room is
narrower to make way for side passage. 2 storeys on
half-basement and with attics, 2 + 2 first-floor windows.
Ground and first floors have 6/6 sashes in near-flush frames
and with sills, those to first floor have flat arches of
gauged brick. Continuous 3-course band over first floor;
crowning modillion eaves band. Outer entrances,
6-raised-and-fielded-panel doors with 3-pane overlights,
continuous stepped frieze and cornice to ground floor, bowed
over windows. Grilles to half-basement.
Gable-ended attic dormers have casement windows. Rear: No.16
retains casement windows with leaded lights and external
latch, one with lozenge motif, all retaining some original
INTERIOR: No.16 has 2 raised-and-fielded-panel door to front
room. Dogleg taircase has splat balusters and plank door to
cellar; elm plank door to kitchen which has tall, wide
fireplace with plain surround with edge bead. First floor has
boxed beam, dado rail, 6-raised-and-fielded-panel door. Attic
has exposed purlins and rafters and, to front, a chamfered
axial beam; some exposed square panels of timber-framing with
later brick nogging.
Nos 2-16 (consecutive) Edgar Street (qqv) form a significant
group, together with Nos 28-34 (even) Sidbury; Nos 11 and 12
College Precincts; Tower House, No.1 Severn Street; and Edgar
Tower, College Green (qqv). Edgar Street (in which all the
buildings are listed) is a fine example of a Georgian street
and it forms part of the setting for the Cathedral (qv).
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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