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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List Entry Number: 1389994



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Worcestershire
District: Worcester
District Type: District Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-May-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Jun-2001

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 488945

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620-1/3/679 (South side)
22/05/54 Lyttleton House
Formerly Listed as:
Lyttleton House)


House. c1680-1720, probably in 2 stages of build; with later
additions and alterations including early/mid C19 refenestration
and interior panelling c1945. Whitewashed brick in Flemish bond
with plain tile roof; pinkish-brown brick stacks with oversailing
courses and pots; renewed brick copings. Probably originally
through passage plan, with central entrance to main range, range
to right and additional range to rear parallel to main range. Main
range of 2 storeys plus attics, 5 first-floor windows, with
2-storey, 1-window range to right.
MAIN RANGE: 3-course first-floor band and 3-course band over
second floor; 6/6 flush-frame sashes with timber sills throughout
with cambered arches to ground floor and elliptical arches to
first floor; 3 hipped attic roof dormers have casement windows;
central entrance a 5-panel door (lower 2 panels flush beaded,
upper 2 are glazed), overlight with glazing bars and renewed hood;
end stacks. Range to right has 15/15 flush-frame sash to ground
floor nd 10/15 sash to first floor, under elliptical arches; right
end stack. Modillion eaves cornice extends over both ranges.
Renewed raised and coped gable ends with kneelers at left and
INTERIOR: ground floor now has large hall to centre and right with
panelling, staircase from ground to first floor and chimneypiece
inserted c1945 from SS Olympic. Original staircase from first
floor to attic has onion-on-bobbin balusters, closed string.
Further service staircase. Chamfered beams, some boxed beams, and
elm floors. Three 2-panel doors with HL hinges; some 6-panel
doors; attic has plank doors. Attic has exposed trenched purlins
and principal rafters. Attic walls have close studding. HISTORICAL
NOTE: Francis Reeve ran a school here attended by the composer,
Edward Elgar. Lyttleton was the maiden name of Reeve's mother.
(Buckley RJ: Living Masters of Music: 1904-: 8 (ILLUS)).

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Buckley, R J - Title: Living Masters of Music - Date: 1904 - Page References: 8


National Grid Reference: SO 84104 52745

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