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Latitude: 53.0192 / 53°1'9"N
Longitude: -2.7665 / 2°45'59"W
OS Eastings: 348675
OS Northings: 347156
OS Grid: SJ486471
Mapcode National: GBR 7H.FSK0
Mapcode Global: WH898.GCTQ
Entry Name: The Old Printing House
Listing Date: 22 October 1952
Last Amended: 28 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130593
English Heritage Legacy ID: 55591
Location: Malpas, Cheshire West and Chester, SY14
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Malpas
Built-Up Area: Malpas
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Malpas St Oswald
Church of England Diocese: Chester
MALPAS C.P. CHURCH STREET
SJ 44 NE
2/48 The Old Printing House.
(formerlylisted as The
Printing Works and House
adjoining The Printing
House, 1733, of Flemish bond brown brick, partly on a bedrock plinth,
with graded grey slate roof. Of 2 storeys and 3 windows, a symmetrical
front altered by insertion of shop window and door, C19. The
centrepiece has a pediment gable of moulded brick, on brick pilasters.
House door of 6 fielded panels, with square fanlight having ornate
cast-iron bars (2 concentric circles with 2 concentric semi-circles to
each side) under a small dentilled pediment of brick. Right of door a
flush 12-pane sash under basket arch with projecting key, of brick.
C19 shop window, slightly larger than former sash, but with basket
arch unaltered, in left wing has 20 small panes above a row of 3
larger panes. Between house door and shop window a small inserted C19
door has 16 panes (including margin panes) above 2 flush panels. A
flight of 4 stone steps to each door. Upper storey has 3 flush
12-pane sashes under gauged brick heads with projecting brick keys.
Under the pediment a stone carries the Cholmondeley griffin in relief
and the date 1733. The rear has altered openings to lower storey and
3 leaded cross-casements under gauged brick heads to upper storey.
Interior: Rock-cut brick-lined cellars have brick barrel-vaults.
2-panel doors of oak to principal rooms. Corner fireplaces; that to
upper storey left room has early C19 cast iron grate. Lower storey
front room, left, has simple cyma plaster cornice. Chamfered oak
beams; oak joists. Good oak stair, 1 flight per storey, to upper
floor and to attic, has shaped newels and rail and 2 turned balusters
per step. Simple roof structure of oak has purlins carried on
cross-walls and ridge supported on struts from spine wall.
An unusual Classical treatment of a small building.
Listing NGR: SJ4867547156
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