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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
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
CHESTER CITY (EM)
SJ4066 VICARS LANE
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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