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Latitude: 53.1859 / 53°11'9"N
Longitude: -2.8687 / 2°52'7"W
OS Eastings: 342045
OS Northings: 365770
OS Grid: SJ420657
Mapcode National: GBR 7B.3CNB
Mapcode Global: WH88F.X53Z
Entry Name: Beauford Lodge and Front Garden Walls and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 10 January 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1375759
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469738
Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH3
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Electoral Ward/Division: Great Boughton
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Chester
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Huntington St Luke
Church of England Diocese: Chester
CHESTER CITY (EM)
Nos.31 AND 33
Beauford Lodge (No.31) and front garden walls and gate piers
Handed pair of houses. 1869. By John Douglas, No.33 as his own
home, 1869-1892, with minor alterations c1945. Brown brick
with blue brick diapering and a little stone dressing;
grey-green slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, each house of 3 bays; composed as a pair
of projecting front-gabled central bays, with a 2-bay wing to
each side, outer bays punctuated with an attic-dormer gable.
Blue-brick capped plinth; a tripartite 2;2;2-pane
stone-mullioned sash, left; hip-roofed porch and small
conservatory, the latter projecting beyond the porch, all
timber-framed, with leaded 3-light mullioned-and-transomed
window in left side, door with leaded "cross-window" glazing,
one transomed light window to each side of conservatory and a
4-light ditto to front; the glazing of No.33 mirrors No.31.
The brickwork is diapered between ground floor and first floor
windows. The first floor of No.31 has a 5-faced oriel added
c1945, reasonably harmonious; triple small 2-pane lancet
sashes over porch; a pair of pointed-arched 2-pane sashes with
stone mullion, circular panel above inscribed JD; a blue-brick
relieving arch above the two sashes and panel; the
fenestration to No.33 mirrors No.31 except that the panel has
intertwined V and A and the pair of 2-pane arched sashes in
the end bay is unaltered. Each dormer-gable has a miniature
1-pane window to cockloft, each front gable a pair of arched
miniature windows with a blank recessed arched panel to each
side. A pair of substantial shaped central chimneys, one
before, the other behind the ridge; a projecting chimney with
plinth and shaped flues on each gable.
The rear is simply detailed; 2 hipped lucarnes.
INTERIOR: No.31 has most detail intact; doors with frames
typical of Douglas; stair with shaped splat balusters; frieze
in right front room downstairs. The interior of No.33 is
probably similarly maintained, but Douglas did not repeat the
frieze of No.31 for his own house.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the garden walls are sandstone with flush
steeply-weathered copings; square gate piers diminishing
beneath octagonal finials.
(Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: 1991-: 5-6, 56-58, 80).
Listing NGR: SJ 42045 65770
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