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Red Cross House, Kidderminster

Description: Red Cross House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 January 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 156458

OS Grid Reference: SO8335677035
OS Grid Coordinates: 383356, 277035
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3911, -2.2460

Location: 25 Silver Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 2EQ

Locality: Kidderminster
Local Authority: Wyre Forest District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY10 2EQ

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Listing Text

5250 No 25
(Red Cross House)
SO 87 NW 2/102


The building is a late C18 provincial town house in classical style, built of red brick in Flemish bond with a slate roof with stone copings and stone window dressings. It is double pile in plan with a projecting gable end wing at the rear and a later back addition. The building is of 2 storeys with cellarage and slightly asymmetrical 3 bay fa├žade. The windows are 8/8 sashes with block stone sills, those on the ground floor have stepped grooved voussoirs to the flat arches. The central 6 panel door has a distinguished door case of slender engaged Doric columns with open bracketed dentilled cornice and semi circular fanlight. This composition is surmounted by a painted moulded stone cornice with stuccoed parapet. There are 2 axial brick stacks. The right reveal is of 2 bays with a C21 extension.

The decorative scheme is continued and contains a late C19 6 panel door with classical door case of pilasters and entablature with panelled insets. The left reveal is plain. The rear is of 3 bays with projecting gable end wing to the north, all with similar window dressings. To the south there is a C19 back addition with irregular fenestration and mono-pitched roof. Internally, the plan form survives as well as some door cases and the body of the stair. An ogee pendant frieze to the landing fascia is also present.

Listing NGR: SO8335877029

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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