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Water Gate House and Attached Walls and Gate to East

A Grade II* Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1879 / 52°11'16"N

Longitude: -2.2222 / 2°13'19"W

OS Eastings: 384907

OS Northings: 254425

OS Grid: SO849544

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.WHN

Mapcode Global: VH92T.F8LM

Entry Name: Water Gate House and Attached Walls and Gate to East

Listing Date: 22 May 1954

Last Amended: 27 June 2001

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063824

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488657

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

Town: Worcester

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedral

Built-Up Area: Worcester

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Worcester St Nicholas and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


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


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).

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