Chester House, Higham Road, Irchester - Wellingborough

Farmhouse, late C17 and C18. 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 National Lottery Heritage 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. The house interior is being restored for use as cafe, visitor centre and apartment. Works were delayed when the main contractor went into liquidation; completion and public opening is planned for summer 2021.

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:
    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 422 735