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Nos 5 and 6 and Adjoining Railings to Front, Tenbury

Description: Nos 5 and 6 and Adjoining Railings to Front

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 150813

OS Grid Reference: SO5947868221
OS Grid Coordinates: 359478, 268221
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3106, -2.5958

Location: Market Square, Tenbury, Worcestershire WR15 8BL

Locality: Tenbury
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR15 8BL

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Listing Text

SO 5868 - 5968
8/122 Nos 5 and 6 and
6.10.52 adjoining railings to
front (formerly listed
as separate items but
not including the railings)


Row of houses, now offices. Early C18, altered early C19. Finely jointed
handmade brick and plain tiled roof, gable-end parapets with kneelers and
three brick ridge stacks. Two storeys and attic; three-course band at first
floor and attic level and dentilled eaves cornice. Eleven bays. Windows have
gauged flat heads and moulded architraves. There are four 18-pane sashes, three
24-pane sashes and two narrow 12-pane sashes flanking a doorway on the ground
floor and ten 18-pane sashes and one 24-pane sash on the first floor. At the
southern end of the roof is a skylight. The entrance to No 5 has a Gothick
doorcase with groups of three slender columns supporting a moulded flat canopy
on corbels and flanking a door of six raised and fielded panels with a transom
light. The entrance to No 6 has a porch with a flat roof and moulded eaves
supported on groups of four similar slender Gothick columns. There is a door
of eight raised and fielded panels within. At the southern end of the facade
is a ledged and battened door with a cambered head. Attic lights at gable ends.
Interior: No 6 has a central hall with some C17 re-used panelling and a dogleg
staircase with moulded handrail, turned balusters, moulded treads and a panelled
dado. The lowest newel post is formed of a group of four balusters. Two rooms
to the north of the north, one on either main storey, are also panelled.
The railings are situated about one yard from the main front and curve at either
end to adjoin the end walls. Early C19 cast iron on brick base with moulded
ashlar coping. They are about 25 yards long and are interrupted by the main
entrance doors. The railings all have shaped finials and the standards have
urn finials and are situated at approximately three yard intervals.

Listing NGR: SO5947868221

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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