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 interior of the house is being restored for use as a cafe, visitor centre and apartment. Works are in progress on site and expected to be completed by spring 2020.

Chester House, Higham Road, Irchester - Wellingborough
© Historic England

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