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25, Castle Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1869 / 53°11'12"N

Longitude: -2.8915 / 2°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 340527

OS Northings: 365907

OS Grid: SJ405659

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.364L

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K5B5

Plus Code: 9C5V54P5+QC

Entry Name: 25, Castle Street

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376123

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470113

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, 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


595-1/6/99 (South side)
28/07/55 No.25


Town house, now office. 1707. Irregular bond brown brick with
grey slate hipped roof.
EXTERIOR: cellar, 2 storeys and attic; double fronted, almost
symmetrical. Rendered plinth with covered opening to cellar;
rusticated quoins to central bay and to the corners. 4 stone
steps to door of 8 fielded panels in eared bolection-moulded
timber case; a replaced 12-pane recessed sash in each
side-bay, the west bay rendered; the east bay has flat
gauged-brick arch and no sill. The west corner is rounded,
corbelled out to the square under a moulded cornice carried
round the west side to St Mary's Hill. The window-opening
above the door is blocked in recessed brickwork; the east bay
has a replaced 12-pane sash, the west bay a similar sash and a
blocked opening, all with flat gauged brick arches, projecting
keystones and no sills. A moulded cornice beneath
modillion-cornice eaves. A bull's-eye window with surround
inscribed DOMINUS ILLUMINATIO : ANNO DOMINI 1707 in tympanum
of modillion pediment to central bay; a slate-cheeked hipped
dormer recessed above each side-bay.
The west side is rendered; a recessed 16-pane sash to the
first storey and a 12-pane sash to the second storey, both
with painted stone sills; a slate-cheeked hipped dormer, set
back. The small rear wing has a flush door with simple
overlight, a nearly flush 12-pane sash to each storey and a
brick chimney.
INTERIOR: the cellar has bedrock floor, brick walls, 2
cross-beams, one of oak, chamfered, and cross-beam supporting
corner chimney above. In the upper storeys most doors are
covered, but architraves are visible. The first storey east
front room has full timber cornice, window architrave, corner
breast and beam from front to back. The hall has HL hinges to
front door and timber cornice to east wall. The front west
room has architraves to windows, a corner breast and a
chamfered beam, bar-stopped to front. Round archway with
panelled pilasters and intrados to stair hall. Good open-well
painted stair, probably oak, has capped square newels, closed
string, 2 substantial barleysugar balusters per step, straight
moulded rectangular rail and dado with bolection moulded
fielded panels. The panelled west front room has one row
beneath dado rail and one above it, a painted carved timber

fire surround and panelled embrasures with benches. The front
east room has suspended ceiling and dry-lined walls, probably
concealing the original surfaces; corner fireplace. The back
east room has a corner breast. The front attic rooms have 3
oak arched braces to collar roof, oak purlins and
diagonally-set ridge-tree. The back room has a corner breast.

Listing NGR: SJ4052765907

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

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