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

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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

Plus Code: 9C5V54P5+P7

Entry Name: Provost

Listing Date: 26 February 1985

Grade: II

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

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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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