6-11, GROSVENOR PARK ROAD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1375834
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1972
Statutory Address:
6-11, GROSVENOR PARK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
6-11, GROSVENOR PARK ROAD

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ4118266400

Details

SJ4166 1932-1/6/142 10/01/72

CHESTER CITY (EM) GROSVENOR PARK ROAD (East side)

Nos.6-11 (Consecutive)

II*

GV

Row of 6 town houses. 1872. By John Douglas as architect and developer. Ruabon red brick; some plaster panels and terracotta; red-brown clay tile roof. A varied but disciplined rhythm in Douglas's Germanic manner, flanked like his adjoining Zion Chapel (qv) by spired octagonal turrets. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with second floor partly in the high, steep roofs. Well-executed brick detailing with boldly corbelled left turret, mullioned and mullioned and transomed casements and panelled gables with some plastered lozenges. Mullioned and transomed ground-floor windows. Panelled doors with wrought-iron furniture, some covered, in varied porches. First and second-floor windows are mullioned or mullioned and transomed; some purpose-made leaded and painted glazing in upper lights. Sequence as follows: left bay with jettied first floor to end, hipped roof and hipped dormer facing Zion chapel, porch then octagonal turret with lead finialed spire to front : second bay with hipped dormer; broad third bay with great finialed half dormer, and with hipped canted bay window to ground floor; fourth bay with broad gabled dormer; gabled fifth bay with 2-storey canted, parapeted bay window; gabled sixth and seventh bay, the latter with a 2-storey hipped canted bay window and slender turret with steep spire and weathervane, marking the corner between Grosvenor Park Road and Grosvenor Park. The right end is more simply expressed than front and left end. 4 great ribbed chimneys. INTERIORS not fully inspected but retain Douglas detailing, some of very high quality. The houses were highly praised by Raffles Davison, noted by Muthesius and acclaimed by the Chester Archaeological Society as distinguished townscape between the then recently constructed City Road from the railway station and the 5-year-old Grosvenor Park where Kemp was designer and Douglas architect. (Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: London: 1991-: 112-5, 243, 250).





Listing NGR: SJ 41182 66400

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
469813
Legacy System:
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Sources

Books and journals
Hubbard, E, The Work of John Douglas, (2013), 112-5, 243
Hubbard, E, The Work of John Douglas, (2013), 250

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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Date: 04 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04051/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael J Tuck. Source Historic England Archive
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