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Boughton House

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

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Latitude: 53.191 / 53°11'27"N

Longitude: -2.8697 / 2°52'10"W

OS Eastings: 341988

OS Northings: 366346

OS Grid: SJ419663

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2ZCG

Mapcode Global: WH88F.W2N0

Plus Code: 9C5V54RJ+C4

Entry Name: Boughton House

Listing Date: 5 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375746

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469725

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Boughton

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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1932-1/6/301 Boughton House


House, latterly workhouse, then convent, now offices to
factory and factory storage in part. Former one house with
No.13 Sandy Lane "Craigside" (qv) until 1920s. Mid to late C17
with late C19 frontage. The 2 wings now forming No.13 Sandy
Lane intersect at right angles and the north-easterly wing of
No.13 Sandy Lane appears to have connected with the main block
at half landing level. The south-westerly wing to No.13 Sandy
Lane is free standing in relationship to Boughton House.
EXTERIOR: south-west block mid to late C17, 3 storey,
longitudinal slate roof, red-brown C17 brick to south-west end
wall, with flush sandstone quoins to south and west corners.
Parapet and gable parapet with plain sandstone coping and
moulded sandstone band course at 2nd floor level. Remainder of
block has late C19 lined stucco, south-east wall has deep
parapet and north-east wall gable parapet both with plain
sandstone coping. To south-west end wall two 12-pane sashes to
1st and 2nd floors, with wedge lintels in Ruabon brick. To
north-west end wall tripartite sash to 2nd floor and French
window to 1st floor, both with moulded hoods and consoles. To
south-east wall, 2nd floor one lancet window with leaded
lights and C19 painted glass. To ground floor of south-west
end wall, C19 chapel wing as canted bay, Ruabon glazed brick
parapet, with terracotta semicircular-headed mullioned windows
with leaded lights and C19 painted glass. To north-east end
wall ground floor wing with terracotta balustrade forming
balcony to 1st floor.
To north-west late C19 block forming new frontage. 3 storey
with shallow symmetrically arranged bays in E plan in early
C17 manner. Hipped slate roof, with hipped gables to terminal
wings, terracotta finials. Ruabon glazed brick, parapet,
moulded coping and cornice in red terracotta, moulded
bandcourses at 1st and 2nd floor levels in terracotta,
terracotta pediment to main entrance in central by surmounted
by terracotta cross. Door with double 4-panel doors below
basket arch. 12 pane sashes one window to each storey of each
bay except at ground and first-floor to non-projecting bays
where there are two 8 pane sashes.
INTERIOR: C17 dog legged, closed string stair of oak, upper
flights above half landing has 90 degree winder to lower part.
Flights to 1st floor and lower flight to 2nd floor have

barleysugar on vase balusters. Upper flight to 2nd floor and
second floor landing have stick balusters, square newels with
astragal mould, moulded pyramidal cap, heavy handrail with
astragal moulds. 2nd floor has two C17 oak doors, one of 2
panels with wide stiles and rails and bolection panels and
reverse ogee moulds. Landing to 1st floor has C17 plaster
ceiling bound by scotia type cornice with rose petal motif to
each corner. Subdivided into four panels, with central roundel
by ribbed astragal moulding with floral stops. Each panel has
central floral medallion. Central circular boss with roundel.
Boss bears armorial devise, depicting griffen mounted on
saddle above angled shield, and appears to incorporate most
elements of the arms of the Lathom family of Astbury &
Congleton (a branch of the Stanley family). The outer
circumference of the roundel incorporates rose petal motifs
and stalks and opening buds. The rooms to the 1st floor have
chamfered beams with chamfered stops. All other interior
details are Victorian. The chapel wing retains an arched
wooden screen.

Listing NGR: SJ4198866346

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