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11, White Friars

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

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Latitude: 53.1885 / 53°11'18"N

Longitude: -2.892 / 2°53'31"W

OS Eastings: 340492

OS Northings: 366081

OS Grid: SJ404660

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.300R

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K32Z

Entry Name: 11, White Friars

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470479

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


595-1/3/449 (South side)
10/01/72 No.11


Town house now office. Early C18, altered; cellar of medieval
origin. Brown brick in irregular bond; grey slate roof has
ridge at right-angle to street, hipped to front.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus cellar and attics, 4 windows; flush
sashes with painted stone sills and segmental brick heads. The
first storey has two 12-pane sashes, 2 stone steps to door of
2 short, 4 long and 2 short fielded panels in a late Georgian
pedimented case of painted wood with fluted pilasters and a
12-pane sash; a 3-course floor-band; four 12-pane sashes to
the second storey; floor-band with one brick course
oversailing 2 courses; four 9-pane sashes to the third storey;
central square downpipe; painted stone cornice; chimneys
removed. The lower part of the rear is extended, with the
original gable visible above.
INTERIOR: smallish cellar has probably medieval rubble
sandstone mainly in rear wall, a roughly-chamfered oak
cross-beam, an inserted wooden stair and an oak door of 2
fielded panels. The hall has floor of shaped coloured tiles
and 2 chamfered cross-beams with bar-and-ogee stops. The front
room has altered door with bolection lower panel, walls with a
row of wide fielded panels beneath the dado rail and a
full-height row above, of oak; oak cornice with dentils; a
cupboard within the panelling right of chimney-breast,
panelled shutters to embrasures and 2 chamfered cross-beams
with bar-and-ogee stops. The altered rear east room has oak
door of 2 fielded panels, a simply-chamfered longitudinal beam
and indication of a former inglenook. The rear west room had a
2-panel oak door, panelling similar to the front room but
painted, a corner breast now panelled, 2-panel ceiling with
cornice; inserted opening to the C20 assembly room behind.
The oak open-well stair of 9 flights has in the first storey
open string with shaped brackets, turned newels, 3
column-on-vase balusters per step, each central baluster with
barleysugar column, swept rails with wreaths, lowest step with
curtail at each end and panelled dado with panelled pilasters;
the flights to the third and attic storeys are simple with
square newels having pendants, closed strings and straight
The second storey landing has panelled north and east walls,
similar to first storey rooms, oak doors of 2 short;2 long;2

short fielded panels and an oak cornice. The front room has
oak panelling as to the first storey front room, panelled oak
embrasure seats and shutters, a cupboard within the panelling
right of fireplace, a chamfered longitudinal beam with
bar-and-ogee stops and an oak cornice; the smaller west front
room has a simple fireplace in a corner breast and a
simply-chamfered cross-beam. The rear east room, largely
stripped, has a simply-chamfered longitudinal beam; the rear
west room has a simple fireplace in a corner breast.
The third storey front west room has painted door of 2 fielded
panels on blacksmith's H-hinges and corner fireplace; the
front east room has door of 2 fielded panels; the rear rooms
have similar doors, that to west having an early C19 cast-iron
fireplace in corner breast. The attic storey has 2 doors of 3
boards on old long hinges.

Listing NGR: SJ4049266081

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

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