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Latitude: 53.194 / 53°11'38"N
Longitude: -2.8944 / 2°53'39"W
OS Eastings: 340342
OS Northings: 366695
OS Grid: SJ403666
Mapcode National: GBR 79.2ZBD
Mapcode Global: WH887.HZY9
Entry Name: Almshouses of Hospital of St John Baptist
Listing Date: 10 January 1972
Last Amended: 23 July 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1375965
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469944
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 Oswald and St Thomas of Canterbury
Church of England Diocese: Chester
CHESTER CITY (EM)
SJ4066 UPPER NORTHGATE STREET
1932-1/6/276 (West side)
10/01/72 Almshouses of Hospital of St John
(Formerly Listed as:
UPPER NORTHGATE STREET
14 almshouses. Rebuilt 1854 by Morris and Hobson for Trustees
of Hospital of St John Baptist in place of 13 almshouses
reputedly founded by Earl Ranulph III of Chester 1181-1232.
Stone-dressed orange brick; hipped grey slate roof. U-shaped
court accessed through Bluecoat School (qv).
2 storeys with 6 almshouses in central block and 4 almshouses
each in south and north wing which project toward Bluecoat
School. Plinth. Paired 4-panel doors in Tuscan cases, each
with side and central pilasters, friezes and cornices. A
stone-cased segmental-arched sash to ground floor of each
almshouse. The first storey has a stone-cased rectangular sash
above each ground floor sash and a pair above each pair of
doors. Stone cornice; 8-course brick parapet with simple stone
coping. Symmetrically-placed ridge chimneys have original
Courtyard of blue paviours between almshouses and Bluecoat
INTERIORS have been comprehensively refurbished and the rears
carefully extended, probably 1970s.
Listing NGR: SJ4034266695
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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