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Napier House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1852 / 53°11'6"N

Longitude: -2.8924 / 2°53'32"W

OS Eastings: 340464

OS Northings: 365713

OS Grid: SJ404657

Mapcode National: GBR 79.3CX8

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J6WJ

Entry Name: Napier House

Listing Date: 26 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 452909

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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Listing Text

SJ 4065 NW CHESTER CASTLE INNER BAILEY

4/610 Napier House

GV II

Armoury and barracks, now offices. 1830. Bunter sandstone ashlar with slate
roof and lead flashings. Three storeys. Central spinal corridor with barrack
roms to either side. North front: 11 bays with slight 2-bay projections to
either end. Rusticated moulded string course between ground and first floors.
Band between first and second floors with sunken panels and moulded surrounds.
Central ground floor door with moulded surround, windows to either side of 3 x 2
sash panes and two sets of C20 double doors imposed at extreme right and 3rd bay
from left. First floor windows of 4 x 6 panes and similar windows to second
floor though of lesser height. Entablature above surmounted by a plain parapet
with raised panel to centre. Left hand side: three bays, string courses,
parapet and entablature as before which continue around the building. Double
C20 doors to ground floor left with sash windows of 3 x 2 panes to right. First
and second floor central windows blocked; lateral windows of 4 x 6 panes as on
north front. Right hand side: three ground floor window surrounds all now
blocked; the central one raised. Central first floor window also blocked with
sash windows of 4 x 6 panes to either side. South front: hard by the raised
walkway of the Inner Bailey walls which effectively place the ground floor in an
area. Eleven bays with two-bay projections to either end as on north front.
Double doors in moulded surround with rectangular overlight at first floor level
approached by flying staircase rising from the raised walkway of the walls.

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: SJ4050065794

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