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1-5, Priory Place

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

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Latitude: 53.1905 / 53°11'25"N

Longitude: -2.8851 / 2°53'6"W

OS Eastings: 340955

OS Northings: 366301

OS Grid: SJ409663

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.31NV

Mapcode Global: WH88F.N2BF

Entry Name: 1-5, Priory Place

Listing Date: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375902

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469881

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


(North side)

Nos.1-5 (Consecutive)



Row of 5 cottages. Dated 1898. Built for the Chester Cottage
Improvement Company. Stone-dressed brown brick with blue
diapering; hipped grey slate roof, ridge parallel with front.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 5 doors, each with one step, 4 tall thin
panels beneath a cross-panel with leaded glazing; stone
lintels, those to Nos 2 and 3 inscribed "A.D : 1898"; a
stone-mullioned flush-quoined 3-light leaded casement to each
cottage; first floor band; stone quoins and mullions to leaded
casements, one of 3 lights and one of 1 light to each cottage;
a central terracotta panel inscribed "C : CI : C". Cast-iron
rainwater pipes and heads; exposed eaves-rafters; terracotta
finial; 2 ridge chimneys; a shaped flush chimney at left end;
the rear is simply detailed.
INTERIORS not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: at the turn of the C19/C20 the philanthropic
Chester Cottage Improvement Company sought to provide model
dwellings for working people, a task which the City Council
was not equipped to tackle until after 1918. With Nos 6-16
Priory Place (qv) and Nos 30, 32 and 34 Love Street (qv), this
is the best example of their work.
(Chester City Council and Committee: Improvement Committee
Minutes: 8.6.1898).

Listing NGR: SJ 40955 66301

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

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