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14 and 14a, College Green

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1883 / 52°11'17"N

Longitude: -2.2215 / 2°13'17"W

OS Eastings: 384951

OS Northings: 254474

OS Grid: SO849544

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.WNN

Mapcode Global: VH92T.F8X8

Entry Name: 14 and 14a, College Green

Listing Date: 19 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488659

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

SO85SW COLLEGE GREEN 620-1/3/167 (North side)
19/08/99 Nos.14 AND 14A
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).

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