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142, Foregate Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1919 / 53°11'30"N

Longitude: -2.882 / 2°52'55"W

OS Eastings: 341166

OS Northings: 366450

OS Grid: SJ411664

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2VVM

Mapcode Global: WH88F.P1TC

Entry Name: 142, Foregate Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469793

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

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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Listing Text


1932-1/6/110 (South side)
10/01/72 No.142
(Formerly Listed as:
County Constabulary)


Chester City police station, now County Council occupational
health unit. 1884. By John Douglas. For Chester City Council.
Stone-banded red Ruabon brick; grey slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic. The front to Foregate Street,
in Douglas's Flemish manner, is expressed as a single bay
under a broad stepped gable. 2 steps to boarded oak door in
basket archway of moulded brick. Sashes with 1-pane lower
leafs and 8-pane upper leafs in 3 basket-arches with
pilasters, voussoirs and stone sills left of door; an altered
casement in unaltered opening with moulded brick ogee head,
right of door. Moulded brick first-floor string. The first and
second floors have 6 cross-windows with ogee heads, lower
lights of 6 panes, upper lights leaded; moulded brick mullions
and shafts; stone sillbands, transoms and second floor band;
attic windows in gable of 1;2;2;1 lights of 6 panes in ornate
moulded brick surround dated 1884; two small 1-pane lights to
upper attic. The stepped stone-capped gable has cyma, quadrant
and square steps; crowned by police force's cartouche. Tall
shaped chimney east of ridge.
The west side was rebuilt when road junction was widened.
INTERIOR: plan is largely intact, but without features of
special note.

Listing NGR: SJ4116666450

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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