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14 AND 14A, COLLEGE GREEN

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: 14 AND 14A, COLLEGE GREEN

List entry Number: 1063826

Location

14 AND 14A, 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: 19-Aug-1999

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 488659

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History

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Details

WORCESTER SO85SW COLLEGE GREEN 620-1/3/167 (North side) 19/08/99 Nos.14 AND 14A , GV II House, now house and school rooms. 1800-1820 incorporating medieval stonework and with range to right probably c1730s. Red sandstone ashlar with cream sandstone ashlar architraves with range at right of pinkish-red brick in Flemish bond with ashlar plinth, architraves and copings; plain tile roofs; main range has tall end brick stacks with oversailing courses and pots, right range has tall right end brick stack with pots. Main range of 2 storeys with attics, 4 first-floor windows and range at right of 3 storeys, 2 first-floor windows. Range at right breaks forward and the first two floors break forwards again. Main range: chamfered plinth. First floor has 6/6 sashes, all in plain reveals with architraves and sills. 3 box attic dormers with 3/3 sashes. Ground floor has alternate windows and doors all with pointed-arched overlights with Gothic glazing bars: 6/6 sash, multi-pane French door, 6/6 sash, then door with 2 lower flush-beaded panels and multi-pane glazing; all in hollow-chamfered architraves and with outer roll-moulding, windows with sills. Raised gable end to right. Range to right: plinth. 6/6 sashes to ground and first floors in plain architraves and with sills. Low coped parapet over first floor. Second floor is set back and has 3/6 sashes with architraves; parapet. Left return of this projecting range has a canted bay with two 6/6 sashes and 4/4 sash, continuous ashlar band over windows and moulded cornice; bay has coped parapet. 6/6 sash to first floor. Rear: there is an entrance from the Cathedral (qv) cloister: 4-panel door with blind overlight with Y-tracery in pointed-arched Isurround with roll-moulding. INTERIOR: retains much original joinery and plasterwork. Joinery includes tooled architraves to doors with fleurons to upper angles, mainly 6-panel doors with deep, panelled reveals; staircase has carved tread ends, tick balusters and handrail that runs out to lion paw foot, the upper stage is flying; panelled shutters. Library ceiling has Greek key. frieze and 2 axial beams. Music room has C19 fireplace w~th dentil cornice; lincrusta frieze and moulded cornice. First floor has Regency marble fireplace and cornice with anthemion and grape frieze. The house abuts King's School Hall (qv) in parts and allows access to the undercroft. The house occupies a prominent site to the south-east of Worcester Cathedral (qv) i the style of windows was clearly influenced by this Picturesque aspect. 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).

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 316

National Grid Reference: SO 84951 54474

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