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6-11, Grosvenor Park Road

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1914 / 53°11'29"N

Longitude: -2.8818 / 2°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 341182

OS Northings: 366400

OS Grid: SJ411664

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2VYC

Mapcode Global: WH88F.P1XQ

Entry Name: 6-11, Grosvenor Park Road

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375834

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469813

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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


SJ4166
1932-1/6/142
10/01/72

CHESTER CITY (EM)
GROSVENOR PARK ROAD
(East side)

Nos.6-11 (Consecutive)

II*

GV

Row of 6 town houses. 1872. By John Douglas as architect and
developer. Ruabon red brick; some plaster panels and
terracotta; red-brown clay tile roof. A varied but disciplined
rhythm in Douglas's Germanic manner, flanked like his
adjoining Zion Chapel (qv) by spired octagonal turrets.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with second floor partly in the high,
steep roofs. Well-executed brick detailing with boldly
corbelled left turret, mullioned and mullioned and transomed
casements and panelled gables with some plastered lozenges.
Mullioned and transomed ground-floor windows. Panelled doors
with wrought-iron furniture, some covered, in varied porches.
First and second-floor windows are mullioned or mullioned and
transomed; some purpose-made leaded and painted glazing in
upper lights.
Sequence as follows: left bay with jettied first floor to end,
hipped roof and hipped dormer facing Zion chapel, porch then
octagonal turret with lead finialed spire to front : second
bay with hipped dormer; broad third bay with great finialed
half dormer, and with hipped canted bay window to ground
floor; fourth bay with broad gabled dormer; gabled fifth bay
with 2-storey canted, parapeted bay window; gabled sixth and
seventh bay, the latter with a 2-storey hipped canted bay
window and slender turret with steep spire and weathervane,
marking the corner between Grosvenor Park Road and Grosvenor
Park. The right end is more simply expressed than front and
left end. 4 great ribbed chimneys.
INTERIORS not fully inspected but retain Douglas detailing,
some of very high quality.
The houses were highly praised by Raffles Davison, noted by
Muthesius and acclaimed by the Chester Archaeological Society
as distinguished townscape between the then recently
constructed City Road from the railway station and the
5-year-old Grosvenor Park where Kemp was designer and Douglas
architect.
(Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: London: 1991-: 112-5,
243, 250).

Listing NGR: SJ 41182 66400

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