DIXON'S ALMSHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1330247
Date first listed:
22-Aug-1984
Statutory Address:
DIXON'S ALMSHOUSES, LITTLE HEATH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
DIXON'S ALMSHOUSES, LITTLE HEATH ROAD

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Christleton
National Grid Reference:
SJ 44302 65926

Details

SJ 46 NW CHRISTLETON C.P. LITTLE HEATH ROAD (East Side)

3/17 Nos.1-6 (consecutive) Dixon's Almshouses

GV II*

Six almshouses: 1868 by J.Oldrid Scott in memory of James Dixon of Littleton. Timber framed on ashlar red sandstone plinth. Red tile roof and 5 ashlar -chimneys. Tudor style. Long rectangular plan. 1 and 2-storey, symmetrical, 6-bay front. Tall rectangular timber panels, the upper ones with delicate geometric pargetting. 4-light wood-mullioned windows with pierced quatrefoil or intersecting tracery. The 2nd and 5th bays have gabled 2-storey porches open to the ground floor with heavily carved spandrels. These have 4-centred arched entrances, with carved spandrels, flanked by cusped lights. Similar 4-light windows in the upper storey. There is a memorial plaque on the left hand one, a biblical quotation on the right. To the rear are 3 1-storey projections containing entrances and a verandah on wooden posts. Interior: Not inspected. A good, early example of Victorian timber framing with a vernacular feel, particularly to the rear.

Listing NGR: SJ4430265926

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
55463
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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