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Billy Hobbys Well

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

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Latitude: 53.1897 / 53°11'22"N

Longitude: -2.8803 / 2°52'49"W

OS Eastings: 341277

OS Northings: 366202

OS Grid: SJ412662

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.32VN

Mapcode Global: WH88F.Q3M2

Plus Code: 9C5V54Q9+VV

Entry Name: Billy Hobbys Well

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375825

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469804

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

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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1932-1/6/133 (South side)
10/01/72 Billy Hobby's Well


Pumphouse pavilion for water garden in Grosvenor Park.
1865-67. By John Douglas at the expense of the 2nd Marquis of
Westminster. For Chester City Council. Sandstone ashlar, red
and buff. Octagonal on square plinth; each cardinal face has a
pointed-arched opening with a pair of polished red granite
columns attached to each jamb, with C13-style capitals;
voussoirs with carved roses; wrought-iron bars with spiked
crooks; recessed circlet in each canted side, with armorial
sheafs and portcullises; carved cove forming cornice beneath
eaves of light-grey slate spire surmounted by a copper fish as
weathervane, on a lead finial.
(Chester City Council and Committee: Park Committee Minutes:
1865-1867: PASSIM; Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas:
London: 1991-: 47; 50; 81).

Listing NGR: SJ4127766202

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