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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1115836



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Dodleston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 02-Dec-1991

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 351183

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The following building shall be added:-

DODLESTON SJ 36 SE Balderton

2/10000 Balderton Dairy


Cheese factory, now disused. 1874-75 by John Douglas for the first Duke of Westminster. Red brick and plaster-panelled timber framing; slate roof. 1 storey and attic and single storey. 4-bay main block with additional wings to right and to rear left.

Bay 1 projects and houses the office with 8-pane iron casements to a 5-light brick-mullioned window above a string course. Above this is a jettied timber-framed gable with boarded 3-light mullioned window and oversailing verges. Bay 2 is recessed and has Tudor-arched doorway with quoined sandstone surround and boarded door on strap hinges; altered window to right; studwork beneath the eaves includes an original stair-window. Bay 3 is a gabled projection with boarded window beneath a taking-in door with overlight and hoist. Bay 4 has 2 boarded windows and studwork beneath oversailing eaves on struts. The roof over the office has catslide projection over stair outshut on left return; brick ridge stack set to rear.

Right end of range terminates in hipped roof; to rear of this is a large boiler-house chimney with sunken panels and incomplete top. Side wing to right of main range is altered.

Left return: to rear of office is a hipped-roof block with oversailing eaves on struts. Beyond this is a sunken single-storey storehouse with moulded-brick window.

Balderton dairy is a rare example of the cheese factories built on Cheshire estates during the late C19 when cheese became a mainstay of farming, transported by special trains from Cheshire to the northern industrial towns.

Listing NGR: SJ3726062282

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National Grid Reference: SJ 37260 62282


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