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Park Wall and Gate Piers from Love Street North to Hobbys Well South

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

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Latitude: 53.1892 / 53°11'21"N

Longitude: -2.8849 / 2°53'5"W

OS Eastings: 340972

OS Northings: 366157

OS Grid: SJ409661

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.31RJ

Mapcode Global: WH88F.N3GD

Entry Name: Park Wall and Gate Piers from Love Street North to Hobbys Well South

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469808

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


1932-1/6/132 (South side)
10/01/72 Park wall and gate piers from Love
Street north to Hobby's Well south
(Formerly Listed as:
Boundary Wall round Grosvenor Park)


Boundary wall, with gate piers, of Grosvenor Park from Love
Street at its junction with Union Street, north, and Billy
Hobby's Well (qv) by Grosvenor Park Terrace, south. 1865-1867.
By John Douglas at the expense of the 2nd Marquis of
Westminster. For Chester City Council. Squared snecked
sandstone rubble and granite.
Plinth and replaced railings between Love Street and the
north-west gateway which has square granite piers diminishing
to octagonal section beneath ornate moulded finials; plinth
and replaced railings between north-west gateway and west
gateway, opposite St John Baptist churchyard, which has 2
chamfered granite piers diminishing to octagonal section
towards blunt-pointed caps; rock-faced squared snecked
sandstone wall up to 2m high and stepping down with slope of
path towards Dee; south-west gateway inserted to give access
from the Groves and the Suspension Bridge (qv); south wall,
partly a retaining wall, approx 1.6m high; south gateway to
Grosvenor Park Terrace and 2 chamfered granite piers
diminishing to blunt-pointed octagonal caps; plinth and
replaced railing between gateway and Billy Hobby's Well (qv).
(Chester City Council and Committee: Park Committee Minutes:
1865-1867: PASSIM; Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas:
London: 1991-: 46-48).

Listing NGR: SJ4097266153

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

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