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Latitude: 53.1868 / 53°11'12"N
Longitude: -2.8918 / 2°53'30"W
OS Eastings: 340507
OS Northings: 365892
OS Grid: SJ405658
Mapcode National: GBR 7B.362G
Mapcode Global: WH88F.K558
Entry Name: Provost
Listing Date: 26 February 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1245521
English Heritage Legacy ID: 452907
Location: Chester Castle, Cheshire West and Chester, CH1
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Chester Castle
Built-Up Area: Chester
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 4065 NE CHESTER CASTLE CASTLE SQUARE
SJ 4065 NW
2/608 and 4/608 Provost
Military gaol. Dated on two rainwater heads GIIIR 1810. By Thomas Harrison of
Chester. Sandstone ashlar (Bunter to ground floor and Cuyper to first floor)
and slate roof with lead flashings. Two storeys. Central single bay with wings
to either side extending at approximately 45 degrees. All stonework tooled
vertically. Entrance front: slightly projecting plinth. Band extending across
front at level of first floor window sills. Plain frieze and cornice with plain
parapet above. Central doorway with bolt head decoration. First floor window
above of 3 x 5 panes. Downpipes to angles with dated rainwater heads at level
of frieze. bays to either side have sash windows of 3 x 5 panes to both floors,
the first floor windows being horned. Ventilation grilles between windows in
wings on both floors.
Rear: Projecting plinth. Doorway slightly to right of centre with wedge lintel.
Blank window to first floor above. Ground floor windows to either side of 3 x
4 panes and 2 panes in larger surrounds. Wings both have sash windows of 3
x 5 panes to both storeys with blind windows to centres of both storeys. Ends
both have single bays with blind windows to both storeys.
Source: Frank Simpson - "Chester Castle AD 907-1925".
Journal of the Architectural, Archaeological
and Historic Society, Chester and North Wales.
New Series, Vol.XXVI, Part II.
Listing NGR: SJ4050365806
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