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Dixon's Almshouses

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

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Latitude: 53.1875 / 53°11'15"N

Longitude: -2.835 / 2°50'5"W

OS Eastings: 344302

OS Northings: 365926

OS Grid: SJ443659

Mapcode National: GBR 7D.37VB

Mapcode Global: WH88G.F47Q

Plus Code: 9C5V55P8+X2

Entry Name: Dixon's Almshouses

Listing Date: 22 August 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55463

ID on this website: 101330247

Location: Christleton, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Christleton

Built-Up Area: Waverton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Christleton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Almshouse

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(East Side)

3/17 Nos.1-6 (consecutive)
Dixon's Almshouses


Six almshouses: 1868 by J.Oldrid Scott in memory of James Dixon of
Littleton. Timber framed on ashlar red sandstone plinth. Red tile
roof and 5 ashlar -chimneys. Tudor style. Long rectangular plan. 1
and 2-storey, symmetrical, 6-bay front. Tall rectangular timber
panels, the upper ones with delicate geometric pargetting. 4-light
wood-mullioned windows with pierced quatrefoil or intersecting
tracery. The 2nd and 5th bays have gabled 2-storey porches open to
the ground floor with heavily carved spandrels. These have 4-centred
arched entrances, with carved spandrels, flanked by cusped lights.
Similar 4-light windows in the upper storey. There is a memorial
plaque on the left hand one, a biblical quotation on the right. To
the rear are 3 1-storey projections containing entrances and a
verandah on wooden posts.
Interior: Not inspected.
A good, early example of Victorian timber framing with a vernacular
feel, particularly to the rear.

Listing NGR: SJ4430265926

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