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Whiteladies House at Worcester Grammar School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2003 / 52°12'0"N

Longitude: -2.224 / 2°13'26"W

OS Eastings: 384786

OS Northings: 255806

OS Grid: SO847558

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.2JL

Mapcode Global: VH92M.DYMN

Plus Code: 9C4V6Q2G+49

Entry Name: Whiteladies House at Worcester Grammar School

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Last Amended: 12 June 2001

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390245

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489216

ID on this website: 101390245

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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620-1/8/658 (East side)
22/05/54 Whiteladies House at
Worcester Royal Grammar
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Whiteladies House (Royal
Grammar School))


House, now part of Worcester Royal Grammar School. c1720 with
later additions and alterations; also incorporates the remains
of the C13 chapel of the Cistercian Nunnery of Whiteladies
which formerly occupied the site. Ref. also Priory House (qv).
Red brick with plain clay tile roof. Stacks to rear roof slope
with oversailing detail and pots. Stone sills and doorcase.
Early C18 stairhall plan, with mid C20 extension to rear. 2
storeys. 11 first-floor windows. Brick detailing includes
plinth; bands above ground and first-floor windows; dentilled
eaves; contrasting headers to segmental arches of window
openings. Sashes are 4/4 except window to left and 2 windows
to right of entrance which are 6/6 with higher sills. Entrance
is off-centre right, 6-panel door; late C18 radial pattern
traceried fanlight; Ionic-style doorcase with open pediment. 7
gabled dormers have aired side-hung casements each of 3-panes.
Remains of C13 chapel abut the right-return, with two lancet
windows above smaller recesses.
INTERIOR: retains some early features including red and black
tiled floor to hall, staircase with heavy section handrail and
slender turned balusters, some 2 panel doors and exposed
beams. Early C17 reset panelling in rear first-floor room.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire:
Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 325; Anon: A Short History of the
Royal Grammar School: 1985-).

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