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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
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
SJ 4065 NW CHESTER CASTLE INNER BAILEY
4/610 Napier House
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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