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West Range of Former Stables at Oakfield, Chester Zoo

A Grade II Listed Building in Backford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2259 / 53°13'33"N

Longitude: -2.8792 / 2°52'45"W

OS Eastings: 341401

OS Northings: 370235

OS Grid: SJ414702

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.0P4C

Mapcode Global: WH887.R54S

Plus Code: 9C5V64GC+98

Entry Name: West Range of Former Stables at Oakfield, Chester Zoo

Listing Date: 27 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404184

Location: Backford, Cheshire West and Chester, CH2

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Backford

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Backford St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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(West Side)

2/2 West range of former
stables at Oakfield,
Chester Zoo.



Formerly stables, later lion house, now storage: dated 1886 probably
by E.A.Ould for B.Chaffers Roberts, mid C20 alterations. Orange brick
with Ruabon brick and buff sandstone dressings. Red tile roof. 1 and
2-storey 5-bay west front. Centre of facade is a driftway with
semi-circular archway with datestone flanked by plaques of horses
heads above. To left is a buttress and to right a circular stair
turret with hexagonal spired roof, to former groom's accommodation
with a Romanesque arcade over driftway. This has hipped roof with
lead ball finial. Left end bay is crow-stepped and the remainder is
of 1-storey with brick-mullioned windows.

Note the lion's claw marks on the base of the stair turret, for the
stables were converted to contain the Mottershead's original animal
collection in the 1930's.

Listed for group value only.

Listing NGR: SJ4140170235

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