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The Hermitage

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

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Latitude: 53.1884 / 53°11'18"N

Longitude: -2.8852 / 2°53'6"W

OS Eastings: 340950

OS Northings: 366064

OS Grid: SJ409660

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.31PM

Mapcode Global: WH88F.N491

Entry Name: The Hermitage

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469926

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


1932-1/6/149 (North side)
28/07/55 The Hermitage


Probably anchorite's cell to which a friar was formally
inducted, now a cottage. 1363. Eroded vertical-sided bedrock
plinth up to 2.5m high; coursed partly snecked sandstone; grey
slate roof.
The entrance front north was porch of former St Martin's
Church (not included), re-erected here 1897-8 by TRP Royle on
a segmental-arched bridge from adjacent higher ground: the
arch has colonnette-jambs; trefoils in spandrels; triple
lancets in right side; 2-light mullioned casement right of
porch; projecting stone chimney right; the first floor has a
lancet right, a triple lancet in an inserted or renewed ashlar
panel above porch; voussoirs of a blocked arch partly behind
chimney. The east end has a replaced window in
segmental-arched opening to ground floor; a mullioned 3-light
arched window with intersecting tracery to first floor; coped
gable. The west end has a small high-level segmental-arched
window to ground floor; buttress at south-west corner; coped
gable with gabled finial. The rear, south, has some
rectangular recesses in the plinth, a central lancet to stair
and 2 lancets to first floor. All glazing is replaced. The
cottage was refurbished c1970, probably by James Brotherhood.
INTERIOR not inspected.
Building vacant at time of survey (June 1992).
(Cheshire SMR: Collens J: Chester City: 1988-: 3008/1/6;
Chester City Council and Committee: Improvement Committee
Minutes: 17.11.1897, 5.1.1898).

Listing NGR: SJ4095066064

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

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