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House of Shelter

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

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Latitude: 53.1897 / 53°11'23"N

Longitude: -2.8857 / 2°53'8"W

OS Eastings: 340914

OS Northings: 366215

OS Grid: SJ409662

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.31JR

Mapcode Global: WH88F.N310

Entry Name: House of Shelter

Listing Date: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469957

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 John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


1932-1/6/288 (North side)
House of Shelter


Almshouse now land agent's office. 1889-90. By John Douglas.
For the first Duke of Westminster. Stone-dressed red brick,
blue diapering; red tile roof.
2 storeys, 3 bays, almost symmetrical. One stone step to
framed and boarded door on wrought-iron hinges in
basket-arched stone-dressed opening; similarly detailed
adjoining opening, left, contains a mullioned 2-light leaded
casement, the arch dated 1889; a mullioned and transomed
3-light leaded casement left and right. The first floor has a
stone band rising 3 courses above the door and central window;
3 stone-dressed cross-casements in slightly projecting stone
cases with blank tracery in round arches, beneath gabled
half-dormers with shaped copings and finials. A plinthed
chimney with 3 separated barleysugar flues of moulded brick on
each end gable. The right end is simply detailed, as is the
INTERIOR not inspected.
(Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: London: 1991-: 166;

Listing NGR: SJ4091666220

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

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