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Old Government House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1919 / 53°11'30"N

Longitude: -2.8767 / 2°52'36"W

OS Eastings: 341519

OS Northings: 366445

OS Grid: SJ415664

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2XC4

Mapcode Global: WH88F.S19C

Plus Code: 9C5V54RF+P8

Entry Name: Old Government House

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469742

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 John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Description


CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ4166 DEE HILLS PARK
1932-1/6/65 Old Government House
10/01/72
(Formerly Listed as:
DEE HILLS PARK
Government House)

GV II

Country house, now office building. 1814. By Thomas Harrison,
altered. Stucco; grey slate roof.
2 storeys with 3-bay garden front to river, south. Recessed
sashes, most with glazing bars removed. The south front has a
bowed central bay with a verandah of 4 Roman Doric columns
plus square pilaster against wall at each end; French window
to verandah; a sash in each wing. First-floor balcony above
verandah has simple wrought-iron railing and a French window;
a sash in each wing; painted stone cornice and one-course
parapet.
The entrance front, left, has Roman Doric porch with paired
columns and pilasters; entablature with triglyphs. The second
bay from the left is bowed. Some 12-pane sashes and 9-pane
sashes. A large extension, probably 1930s, right, behind which
the right side of the original building has a porch in a
corner, with one Roman Doric column.
INTERIOR: has stair, probably replaced, of one main flight
with square shaped lower newel, open string with brackets,
turned balusters and swept rail. Some plaster cornices, but
much detail has been removed.


Listing NGR: SJ4151966444

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