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Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.204 / 52°12'14"N

Longitude: -2.2243 / 2°13'27"W

OS Eastings: 384764

OS Northings: 256215

OS Grid: SO847562

Mapcode National: GBR 1FY.VW6

Mapcode Global: VH92M.DVFT

Plus Code: 9C4V6Q3G+H7

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 5 April 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489066

ID on this website: 101390096

Location: Britannia Square, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

Electoral Ward/Division: Arboretum

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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620-1/6/561 (East side)
05/04/71 Church of St George


Church. 1893-5, by Sir Aston Webb. Red brick with ashlar
banding and dressings and Westmorland slate roof. Aisled nave
with chapels flanking chancel and north vestry. Free Gothic
Revival style. West front in Perpendicular style,
stylistically after King's College and St George's Chapel,
Windsor and its overall form based on the west front of
Tewkesbury Cathedral, with large 4-light transomed window set
in deeply-splayed surround with 2 orders of chamfering to
4-centred stone arch, the outer spandrels sunk into the sides
of octagonal-plan flanking turrets which rise to parapet and
are surmounted by crenellated upper stages and spirelets;
spirelets flank central gablet with East Anglian-style chequer
work above banded brick and stone; entrance porch is brought
forward, recessed slightly behind plane of turrets, and has
similar chequer work to parapet above frieze of vertical
panels, broken at centre by head of doorway; this has statue
of St George and the Dragon set in cusped niche and
concave-swept surround, set above horizontal cornice and
banded spandrels to round arch with moulded head and splayed
jambs, the inner Perpendicular-style surround with segmental
arch and shafts surmounted by cusping carved into tympanum.
Plain brick side elevations have cusped lancet windows, paired
to each bay of clerestory; 7-light west window with flowing
curvilinear tracery; north vestry has 3-light plate-tracery
INTERIOR: Brick with stone banding to piers, shafts and
dressings, the chancel distinguished by a greater use of stone
with traceried panels to the arch. Shafting runs up
double-chamfered piers to the open timber roof, with
double-chamfered surrounds to round arcade arches. Low stone
pedestals with trefoil panels, framing balustrade and gates,
mark the entrance to the chancel. Stencilled Arts and Crafts
decoration to organ case and pipes on N side of chancel, all
that remains of internal decoration. Art Nouveau styling to
screens which separate chancel from chapels, arcaded reredos
with coloured marble in spandrel quatrefoils, Gethsemane scene
and Symbols of the Evangelists. Altar rail with decorative
panels. Stained glass includes east window of St George and
aisle and chapel windows by Kempe, the east window to the Lady
Chapel being particularly fine
with Virgin and Child with the Heavenly Hosts set against an
azure star-spangled background.
(The Builder: 1894-1895).

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