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St Martins Lodge

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1876 / 53°11'15"N

Longitude: -2.895 / 2°53'41"W

OS Eastings: 340295

OS Northings: 365980

OS Grid: SJ402659

Mapcode National: GBR 79.359V

Mapcode Global: WH88F.H4NP

Entry Name: St Martins Lodge

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376330

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470325

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


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NW NICHOLAS STREET
595-1/5/269 (West side (off))
10/01/72 St Martin's Lodge

GV II

Villa in grounds, then parsonage, now police administration
building. c1820. By Thomas Harrison, for his own home. Lined
stucco and brown brick; grey slate hipped roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 bays by 3 bays. Plinth; moulded string
course at second storey floor level; boldly projecting boxed
eaves. The entrance front, east, has a door of 6 fielded
panels in case with architrave, attached pilasters and
entablature with modillion cornice; overlight; recessed
12-pane sashes with flush sills and heads lined in the stucco
as if wedge lintels, one to each side of the entrance and 3 in
the upper storey; 2 brick chimneys symmetrically placed on
roof.
The garden front, south, has a projecting central bay with
pediment gable having a single-storey canted bay window with a
15-pane French sash in each face; the east bay has a 12-pane
recessed sash in each storey; the west bay has a tripartite
4;12;4 pane sash to the lower storey and a recessed 12-pane
sash in the upper storey; the upper storey of the central bay
has a canted balcony with a probably replaced balustrade of
intersecting slender curved rods and a 15-pane French sash.
The lower sashes and the central upper sash have shaped
external pelmets.
The west face has a 25-pane margined French sash and 2
recessed 12-pane sashes in the lower storey and 3 recessed
12-pane sashes in the upper storey, all with cambered soffits;
a small one-storey flat-roofed brick extension, north.
The north face is of brown brick with irregular fenestration,
painted stone sills and gauged-brick heads.
INTERIOR: cellars, part barrel-vaulted in brick, have
flagstone floors and stone steps. Entrance lobby with moulded
plaster ceiling; doors of 6 margined panels; the south front
room has panelled embrasure and shutters and a small cornice;
the north front room has panelled embrasure and shutters, a
blocked fireplace probably with original surround and a small
cornice; the middle south room has panelled shutters to the
bay window, a round-arched white-marble fireplace and a
cornice; the back south room has panelled shutters and
cornice; the stair hall has a segmental-arched ceiling over
the rear part. The open-string stair has 2 quarter-landings,
shaped brackets, 2 slender stick balusters per step and swept


rail with rose; a rectangular lantern over the stairwell, set
in a segmental-arched ceiling.
In the second storey the rear and front south rooms have doors
of 6 fielded panels; other doors are of 6 or 4 panels; the
front south room has panelled embrasure, a wood fire-surround
and a cornice; the south middle room has panelled shutters, a
simple fire surround and a coved ceiling with central panel;
the back south room has panelled shutters and a cornice.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-:
117).

Listing NGR: SJ4029565980

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

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