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Priory House at Worcester Royal Grammar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2001 / 52°12'0"N

Longitude: -2.2246 / 2°13'28"W

OS Eastings: 384748

OS Northings: 255783

OS Grid: SO847557

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.2D8

Mapcode Global: VH92M.DYBT

Plus Code: 9C4V6Q2G+25

Entry Name: Priory House at Worcester Royal Grammar School

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Last Amended: 12 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489213

ID on this website: 101390242

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

Tagged with: School building

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620-1/8/655 (East side)
22/05/54 Priory House at Worcester
Royal Grammar School
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Priory House)


House, now part of Worcester Royal Grammar School. c1730 with
later additions and alterations; incorporates the remains of
the C13 chapel of the Cistercian Nunnery of Whiteladies which
formerly occupied the site. Ref. also Whiteladies House (qv).
Red brick with stone detailing; plain clay tile roof. Timber
doorcase, canopy and brackets.
2 storeys with cellar and attics. 5 first-floor windows. Brick
detailing includes plinth and plain eaves band surmounted by
dentils. Stone detailing ncludes fluted keystones with moulded
caps to window heads; sills. Windows are all 6/6 sashes,
near-flush frames under gauged brick flat arches. 6-panel
entrance door with 3-light overlight; simple doorcase and flat
canopy on shaped brackets. 3 cambered-roof dormers with curved
head 3/3 sashes.
INTERIOR: retains staircase with wreathed handrail with
unusual 'S'-curved ramps, slender turned balusters with knops.
Some 2-panel doors on upper floors.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire:
Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 325).

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