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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: 1375947



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469926

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SJ4066 THE GROVES 1932-1/6/149 (North side) 28/07/55 The Hermitage


Probably anchorite's cell to which a friar was formally inducted, now a cottage. 1363. Eroded vertical-sided bedrock plinth up to 2.5m high; coursed partly snecked sandstone; grey slate roof. The entrance front north was porch of former St Martin's Church (not included), re-erected here 1897-8 by TRP Royle on a segmental-arched bridge from adjacent higher ground: the arch has colonnette-jambs; trefoils in spandrels; triple lancets in right side; 2-light mullioned casement right of porch; projecting stone chimney right; the first floor has a lancet right, a triple lancet in an inserted or renewed ashlar panel above porch; voussoirs of a blocked arch partly behind chimney. The east end has a replaced window in segmental-arched opening to ground floor; a mullioned 3-light arched window with intersecting tracery to first floor; coped gable. The west end has a small high-level segmental-arched window to ground floor; buttress at south-west corner; coped gable with gabled finial. The rear, south, has some rectangular recesses in the plinth, a central lancet to stair and 2 lancets to first floor. All glazing is replaced. The cottage was refurbished c1970, probably by James Brotherhood. INTERIOR not inspected. Building vacant at time of survey (June 1992). (Cheshire SMR: Collens J: Chester City: 1988-: 3008/1/6; Chester City Council and Committee: Improvement Committee Minutes: 17.11.1897, 5.1.1898).

Listing NGR: SJ4095066064

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National Grid Reference: SJ4095066064


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