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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1390245
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489216
Location: Arboretum, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1
Electoral Ward/Division: Arboretum
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
SO8455NE UPPER TYTHING
620-1/8/658 (East side)
22/05/54 Whiteladies House at
Worcester Royal Grammar
(Formerly Listed as:
Whiteladies House (Royal
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-).
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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