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WATER GATE HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE TO EAST

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: WATER GATE HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE TO EAST

List entry Number: 1063824

Location

WATER GATE HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE TO EAST, 12B, COLLEGE 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: 22-May-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jun-2001

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 488657

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History

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Details

WORCESTER

SO85SW COLLEGE GREEN 620-1/3/165 (West side) 22/05/54 No.12B Water Gate House and attached walls and gate to east (Formerly Listed as: COLLEGE GREEN (West side) No.12A Water Gate House)

GV II*

House built over gateway. C17 house with C19 additions and alterations on C14 gateway. House of pinkish-orange brick, now painted to front facade, with plain tile roof and 3 tall pinkish-orange brick stacks with oversailing course and pots; gateway of coursed red sandstone. House: T-plan. Single storey with attic to gable. Entrance to angle, flight of 10 steps to 4-flush-panel door, adjacent to steps from Cathedral Green down towards the river (see below). Casement window to gable. Casements to return. Rear has 2 casement windows under cambered arches. Gateway has 4-centred arch, plain vault and grooves for portcullis. Stairwell to east: The south wall of the medieval gateway continues to extend eastwards, where it returns southwards up a flight of stone steps to reach the Cathedral Green; stone wall to south is surmounted by a mid C19 stone-coped brick wall with capped end pier and similar but lower wall to the return which flanks the east side of the steps; mid C19 wrought-iron gate and railings to north side. INTERIOR (house): not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: The gateway abuts the monastic precinct walls in Kleve Walk, qv. 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 Buildings of England: Pevsner: N: Worcestershire: Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 316; Knowles JM: College Green, Worcester: 1800-1900: Worcester: 1995-: 9).



Selected Sources

Books and journals
Knowles, J M, College Green Worcester 1800-1900, (1995)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 316

National Grid Reference: SO 84907 54425

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