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Almshouses of Hospital of St John Baptist

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

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


1932-1/6/276 (West side)
10/01/72 Almshouses of Hospital of St John
(Formerly Listed as:


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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