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CASTLE HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CASTLE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1063820

Location

CASTLE HOUSE, 6, COLEGE GREEN

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Apr-1971

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 488653

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

WORCESTER

SO8554SW COLLEGE GREEN 620-1/20/161 (South side) 05/04/71 No.6 Castle House

GV II

Large house, now part of school. Abuts No.5 to left. Late C18 origins, partially rebuilt c1900 by A. Hill Parker (architect) and Stokes Brothers (builders) following extensive fire; later additions and alterations. Painted stucco, painted rough-cast and painted brick, stone dressings; tile-hung second-floor. Plain clay tile roofs, that to right hipped. Modillioned eaves. Bracketted eaves to gable of canted bay. End stacks, brick to left, stucco to right, all with oversailing detail and pots. Timber doorcase. Double-fronted, double-depth plan. Through-passage to right ground-floor flanked by sandstone wall (qv) to west. 2 and 3-storeys with attic. 4 first-floor windows. Stone detailing includes all sills and moulded string to heads of ground-floor windows. 2-storey range to left set back slightly, full-height canted bay, centre mullions, 4/1:4/1:4/1:4/1. Windows to main range are all 6/6. Those to ground and first-floor windows are near-flush with moulded architraves. 6/6 sashes to second-floor. Central 6-panel door, top pair glazed, raised and fielded to centre, bottom pair flush-beaded. 3-pane overlight; 'Tower of Winds' style columns to doorcase, frieze and cornice. Door to passage at extreme right, 6-panel raised and fielded with bolection moulding; moulded architrave, small cornice. Gabled dormer with paired 6-pane side-hung casements. Further ranges to left return and to rear. Lower part of right-return wall (qv) is sandstone ashlar, part of another earlier structure. INTERIOR: late C18 joinery, including panelled doors in moulded timber architraves; late C19 decorative plasterwork to first-floor right; staircase and fire surrounds with Art Nouveau detail of c1900. All the listed buildings in College Green are part of a significant group forming the setting for Worcester Cathedral (qv) to the north side. The rear boundary wall to Nos. 2-6 College Green (qqv) is part of the Monastic Precinct Wall (Scheduled Ancient Monument). (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire: Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 334; Worcester Cathedral Publications: Knowles Joan M: College Green Worcester 1800-1900: Worcester: 1995-).



Selected Sources

Books and journals
Knowles, J M, College Green Worcester 1800-1900, (1995)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 334

National Grid Reference: SO 84997 54393

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