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Rock House and Attached Shop

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

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Latitude: 53.1849 / 53°11'5"N

Longitude: -2.838 / 2°50'16"W

OS Eastings: 344094

OS Northings: 365636

OS Grid: SJ440656

Mapcode National: GBR 7D.3747

Mapcode Global: WH88G.C6SR

Plus Code: 9C5V55M6+WQ

Entry Name: Rock House and Attached Shop

Listing Date: 22 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330270

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55486

ID on this website: 101330270

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

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House and butcher's shop : c.1780 with shop added c.1890. White
pointed Flemish bond orange brick with sandstone dressings. Welsh
slate roof and 1 long gable brick chimney. 2½-storey symmetrical
3-bay north front to house. Stone plinth. Gable treated as a
triangular pediment with stone cornice and coping. 12-pane sashes
with flat wedged stone heads and stone sills. Tripartite doorcase
with triangular pediment approached by 2 stone steps. Marginal lights
and rectangular fanlight with glazing bars. 5-panelled door with
original medallion knocker. To east is 1-storey shop in Ruabon brick.
Large window with glazing bars and original door and ventilation grill
under egg and dart cornice and coped and finialled blocking course.
Interior: Odd plan of 2 large rooms behind passage. Kitchen has stone
arcade over the ovens. Main room has dado rail. Very simple original
staircase. Graffito on landing window reads "Thomas Merrick 1788".
Last home of William Huggins, a local Victorian animal painter, his
gravestone is in the churchyard (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ4409465636

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