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St Michael's College and Adjoining Cloister

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tenbury, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.288 / 52°17'16"N

Longitude: -2.6129 / 2°36'46"W

OS Eastings: 358292

OS Northings: 265714

OS Grid: SO582657

Mapcode National: GBR BQ.XTPV

Mapcode Global: VH84K.NRJD

Entry Name: St Michael's College and Adjoining Cloister

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1349605

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150819

Location: Tenbury, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR15

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Tenbury

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Tenbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 56 NE
2/128 St Michael's College
and adjoining cloister


Ecclesiastical college and adjoining cloister. 1856-8 by Woodyer for the
Rev Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley. Coursed dressed rubble with ashlar dressings
and very steeply pitched slate roof, some gable-end parapets with finials and
ashlar stacks. Long range of roughly 12 bays aligned east/west with three-bay
parallel range to north-west and also three-bay wing at right angles to north-
east with square stair tower in angle. Also hexagonal stair turret at west end.
Angle corner buttresses with offsets and also buttresses with offsets at some
bay divisions. Mainly two storeys and attic with dormers; there is a first
floor level string and a moulded eaves cornice. Gothic style. Main south
elevation: irregular fenestration expressing function of interior layout.
The dining hall is situated in the first four bays from the left and has
pointed mullioned and transomed windows with traceried heads and hoodmoulds
with head stops occupying the two main storeys. The music library is situated
in the three right end bays and projects slightly, and has three similar windows
occupying the main storeys. However, the windows are gabled and each gable
breaks through the roof parapet and has a cusped lancet with a hoodmould at
its apex. The other main rooms adjoin the two bays next to the music library.
and are similarly fenestrated. Further prominence is given to these main bays
in that they are articulated by buttresses with offsets. The bays in between
have two 3-light mullioned windows beneath four-centred relieving arches and
a small oriel window on the ground floor, two 3-light windows and three lancets
on the first floor, a pointed doorway with a gabled hoodmould on head stops
enclosing two shields and a cross, and also a square-headed doorway with a broad
moulded surround, glazed double doors and an engraved transom light. The dormitory
situated along the entire length of the roof has 17 gabled dormers which have
steeply pitched roofs, cross-finials, moulded bargeboards and narrow leaded
lancets. There is an additional flat-roofed dormer with a 4-light leaded case-
ment. Main entrance is situated at the east end and has a pointed doorway of
two moulded orders. The cloister adjoins to the north-east and links the college
to the Church of St Michael (qv). It has a rubble wall on the east side and
pointed cusped timber openings on a rubble base along its entire west side.
There is a gabled pointed archway adjacent to the Church of St Michael with
a pointed access doorway in the rubble wall behind. Interior: of particular
note is the music library with its moulded timber fittings and pointed stone
fireplace and the panelled dining hall with its east gallery. (BOE, p 278).

Listing NGR: SO5829265714

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