Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1063927

Date first listed: 22-May-1954

Statutory Address: 5, BRITANNIA SQUARE


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Statutory Address: 5, BRITANNIA SQUARE

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

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SO 84656 55608


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SO8455NE BRITANNIA SQUARE 620-1/8/75 (South side) 22/5/54 No.5


Villa. c1820 with later additions and alterations. Painted stucco over brick; hipped slate roof. Stucco stack with cornice detail to right gable-end. 2 similar stacks to roof slopes of central rear wing, that to right with pots. Full-height stone bay windows. Ferrous balustrade to balcony. Double-depth T-plan with recessed central entrance and hallway. 2 storeys. 3 first-floor windows. Stucco detailing includes full-height pilasters flanking entrance and to ends, first-floor sill band to each side of bays, plain frieze, Doric-style porch and door surround to left of facade. 2-storey, flat-roof, canted bay to each side of entrance, ground-floor stonework is fluted with plinths and capitals; stonework to first-floor is plain apart from carved panels below sills depicting paired beasts and shields; all windows to bays are 1/1 with tall bottom sashes to ground-floor only. 4 slate steps to recessed entrance porch, square columns with incised geometric design; pair of 6-panel external doors, all panels raised and fielded; single pane overlight; inner pair of glazed doors, 4-pane with margin glazing. Porch roof forms balcony accessed by French window of similar design to porch inner-doors. Balcony balustrade has central pair of diagonal braces flanked by verticals. Small single storey wings set back to each return elevation; that to left has French window, each leaf has 3 panes with margin glazing; surround has matching pilasters to entrance porch with entablature and pediment. Wing to right has C20 vertically boarded and part glazed garage doors beneath coped gable of similar profile to pediment. 2-storey service range to rear right. HISTORICAL NOTE: 1886 Ordnance Survey map at 1:500 scale shows canted bays to front elevation.

All the listed buildings in Britannia Square (qv) form a unified group, started in 1820 and planned around a large green in which the main house is placed ('Springfield', qv). Compares with similar although smaller developments in Worcester such as Lansdowne Crescent, Lark Hill, and Rainbow Hill Terrace (qqv). (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Worcestershire: Harmondsworth: 1968-1985: 334).


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Legacy System number: 488558

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