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Park Lodge

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

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Latitude: 53.1909 / 53°11'27"N

Longitude: -2.8818 / 2°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 341176

OS Northings: 366342

OS Grid: SJ411663

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2VX8

Mapcode Global: WH88F.P2W3

Entry Name: Park Lodge

Listing Date: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469807

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


1932-1/6/135 (North side)
Park Lodge


Park-keeper's lodge, now park office. 1865-7. By John Douglas
at the expense of the second Marquis of Westminster. For
Chester City Council. Tooled squared snecked red sandstone
rubble, timber frame with plaster panels and red-brown tile
roofs. High Gothic moving towards Vernacular Revival.
PLAN/EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, T-shaped with single-storey office
wing; the lower storey is stone, the upper storey framed. The
east front has ornate timber-framed gabled porch to door of 2
boarded panels on wrought-iron hinges; a 2-light mullioned
casement with stiff-leaf colonnettes, left; a canted bay
window projecting front gable, right. Upper storey on
corbel-table has a small 6-pane casement above porch, a
12-pane casement in hipped dormer left and a 20-pane
cross-window in front gable right; four crowned figures with
armorial shields; small framing; jettied gable with curved
braces; shaped and carved bargeboards; finial. The left wing
has small panels and herringbone struts; a chimney of 6
attached round flues by junction of ridges.
The south side, left, has bay window as to east front, 4
crowned figures bearing shields, cross-window in gable, shaped
and carved bargeboards, finial. The single-storey wing,
formerly with public lavatories, has boarded door with pair of
casements left and painted-arched window right, all in moulded
surrounds; a small cross-gabled wing at left end.
The north side, right, to Union Street has a 2-light casement
and a 1-light casement to the ground floor with C13-style
details and an unpierced herringbone-strutted first floor; the
rear gable has a cross-window to first floor; a pair of
C13-style lights to stair.
INTERIOR: much of Douglas's detailing: doorcases and most
doors; dogleg newel stair; some cornices.
(Chester City Council and Committee: Park Committee Minutes:
1865-1867: PASSIM; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 160).

Listing NGR: SJ4117666342

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

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