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Number 53 and 55 Street Folliott House

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

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Latitude: 53.193 / 53°11'34"N

Longitude: -2.8931 / 2°53'35"W

OS Eastings: 340426

OS Northings: 366580

OS Grid: SJ404665

Mapcode National: GBR 79.2ZQC

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J0KJ

Entry Name: Number 53 and 55 Street Folliott House

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376354

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470349

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 Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


595-1/1/293 (West side)
10/01/72 Nos.53 & 55 Street (Folliott House)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.53 AND 55
Ffolliot House)


Town house, now offices. 1788, altered. For James Folliott.
Brick, painted to Northgate Street and south side; grey slate
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Painted stone plinth; painted stone
sills; gauged brick window heads; sashes are recessed. The
face to Northgate Street has 2 sashes to each storey, of 12
panes to the first and second storey and 6 panes to the third
storey; a moulded parapet cornice. The south face, to a narrow
alley, contains the entrances: the first storey has 2 replaced
2-pane sashes, a door of 5 fielded panels with a simple
horseshoe-shaped radial-bar fanlight above, a tripartite sash
of 4;12;4 panes, 3 apron steps of stone to a door of 6 fielded
panels with a reeded middle stile and a cast-iron radial-bar
overlight in a pedimented painted stone doorcase with
sidelights, 2 small replaced casements and a sash opening
blocked in brick; the second storey has a replaced 2-pane
sash, a tripartite sash of 4;12;4 panes and a 12-pane sash;
the third storey has three 6-pane sashes; there is a Georgian
rainwater head and old down-pipe. The rear has two 12-pane
sashes to each of the lower 2 storeys and 2 smaller 20-pane
cross windows in reduced openings to the third storey; a flush
INTERIOR: deep full-length cellars include a substantial
cast-iron range, probably late C19, "The Heald" model, and a
wine cellar with bins.
The first storey rear room is sub-divided but retains
sub-panels and shutters to windows, some panelling below
partly-removed dado-rail, a painted wood fireplace with fluted
pilasters and a Liver-bird with swags and a plaster ceiling
cornice; east of the entrance hall a broad archway of timber
with panelled jambs is partly covered; the middle room has
sub-panels and shutters to the triple sash; the front room is
divided, with false ceilings and detail covered. The
substantial open-well stair has open strings with brackets,
turned vase newels, 2 turned balusters per step and curved
landings against the south wall; a full-height corner-post, in

keeping, is late 1980s. In the second storey the rear room has
panelling to the dado rail, shutters to sashes, a plain white
marble fireplace and a plaster cornice; the middle room has
sub-panels to the triple sash, a simple wood fire surround, a
simple plaster cornice and, now blocked but visible from the
inserted lavatories adjoining, double 3-panel doors; the front
room has sub-panels and shutters to windows, a replaced
fireplace and a simple plaster cornice. The third storey rear
room has double 2-panel cupboard doors. Surfaces, where
visible, are softwood.
The house is narrow and deep. The principal room of each
storey is to the rear, overlooking a now lost garden. A
blocked 6-panel door in the east wall of the second storey
rear room suggests that the stair has been reversed; most
doors have been replaced.

Listing NGR: SJ4042666580

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

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