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Perrin's Hall at Worcester Royal Grammar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2009 / 52°12'3"N

Longitude: -2.2242 / 2°13'27"W

OS Eastings: 384770

OS Northings: 255876

OS Grid: SO847558

Mapcode National: GBR 1FY.VX9

Mapcode Global: VH92M.DYH5

Plus Code: 9C4V6Q2G+98

Entry Name: Perrin's Hall at Worcester Royal Grammar School

Listing Date: 19 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390241

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489212

ID on this website: 101390241

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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620-1/8/654 (East side)
19/01/89 Perrin's Hall at
Worcester Royal Grammar


School hall and former library. 1913-15 by Alfred Hill Parker
for Mr. C W Dyson Perrins; builder J & A Brazier of
Bromsgrove. Red brick with stone dressings. Plain clay tile
roof with parapets to eaves and gables. 6-sided projecting
stack with moulded stone cap to left of centre of front and
rear elevation. Jacobethan style with ornamental
West (principal) elevation: 2 storeys. 5 first-floor windows;
4 to left are 2-light with mullion and double transoms; to
right is projecting full-height gable with tall 5-light
semi-circular oriel staircase window with mullions and double
transoms. Stone detailing includes quoins, window surrounds,
plinth and string courses, copings to parapets, brackets and
finials to gables, open lattice balustrading to flat roof of
apse, entrance loggia and steps, carved plaque incorporating
corbelled base to oriel window. Central entrances accessed via
4 steps and through 3 semi-circular headed open archways of
loggia. Single-storey, parapeted flat-roofed block to left
with pair of 2-light mullioned windows. Small single-light
window to each side of plaque below oriel window.
Left-return: polygonal apse with small 2-light mullion window
flanking central buttress; cartouche.
Right-return: Full-height break-forward to centre with tall
3-light mullioned window with double transoms to first-floor;
incorporates some stained glass. Four 2-light mullioned
windows to ground-floor. Cartouche to apex of gable. To right
is later block.
Rear-elevation: Four 2-light mullioned windows with double
transoms as per principal elevation.
The windows to all elevations have ornamental leaded glazing.
Basement purpose-built (and still used) as a rifle-range for
the Officer Training Corps.
INTERIOR: Gallery to S end of hall. Elaborate plasterwork
ceiling with egmental-arched vault supported on scrolled
brackets. Moulded and carved panelling to sill height. Lozenge
motif to doors, repeated on gallery balustrade and
plasterwork. Fireplace has inlaid marble panels, wooden
surround with double pilasters, curved pediment and carved
overmantel with festoons and Royal
arms. Staircase has wrought-iron balustrade and oak handrail.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire:
Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 325; Anon: A Short History of the
Royal Grammar School Worcester: 1985-).

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