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Leighton House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3055 / 53°18'19"N

Longitude: -3.0717 / 3°4'18"W

OS Eastings: 328680

OS Northings: 379263

OS Grid: SJ286792

Mapcode National: GBR 6ZZ6.SS

Mapcode Global: WH76M.S5GS

Entry Name: Leighton House

Listing Date: 22 March 1974

Last Amended: 29 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387676

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475662

Location: Neston, Cheshire West and Chester, CH64

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Neston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Neston St Mary and St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


NESTON

SJ27NE LEIGHTON ROAD, Leighton
794-1/1/42 (East side)
22/03/74 Leighton House
(Formerly Listed as:
LEIGHTON, Parkgate
Leighton House and farm buildings
adjoining to north of Leighton House)

GV II

House now subdivided as 2 dwellings. Early C18, probably with
earlier origins; C19 and C20 alterations and extensions.
Coloured roughcast brick with painted stone plinth and
rusticated quoins; slate roof with rendered stacks.
EXTERIOR: entrance front: 2 storeys and attic; 5-bays. Oak
door on strap hinges, refixed in a single-storey canted porch
which contains a half-glazed door. Windows are sashes with
horizontal sliding sashes to attic; C20 stormguard and top
hung casements.
Rear has gable end wall of 2 storeys and attics, 2 windows;
2-storey 3-bay extensions to right, right end extension set
forward. Gable wall has one canted bay and one square bay
window on ground floor; extension at right end has square bay.
Square bays have French doors, canted bay tall casements with
glazing bars. First floor and attic windows are recessed
sashes with stone sills and glazing bars.
Right return of 2-storey 2-window front. To left is wide
2-storey square bay window with small pane casements; to
right, one sash window on each floor. Raised first floor and
eaves bands, moulded eaves cornice and parapet, all of painted
stone.
INTERIOR: earlier part has 6-panel doors, cornice in west room
of fruits and foliage, staircase with splat balusters and
refixed C17 chimneypiece in lounge. Later part has C19
staircase with formed balusters, 4-panel doors. On first
floor, hob grate in oak chimneypiece on landing: 4-panel doors
with centre lock rail and raised and fielded panels.


Listing NGR: SJ2868079263

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

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