Chester House, Higham Road, Irchester - Wellingborough

Farmhouse, late C17 and C18. It suffered a serious fire in May 2010, leading to complete loss of the roof and gutting of the interior. Repair of the roof and external envelope was completed in early 2013. A £4m Heritage Lottery Fund grant was awarded in July 2013 to develop the Chester Farm site (including SM and Grade II farm buildings) for heritage, education and commercial uses. Plans have been approved as part of a HLF Stage 2 grant to restore the interior of the house for use as a cafe, visitor centre and apartment. Works are in progress on site and expected to be completed by late 2018.

Chester House, Higham Road, Irchester - Wellingborough
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHESTER HOUSE AND ATTACHED COTTAGE TO EAST AND ATTACHED WALLS TO SOUTH AND WEST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1371729
  • Local Planning Authority: Wellingborough
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building

Location

  • Building Name: Chester House
  • Street Name: Higham Road
  • County: Northamptonshire
  • District / Borough: Wellingborough
  • Parish: Irchester
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wellingborough
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

Dale Dishon 01536 422735

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England