CASTLE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1376121
Date first listed:
28-Jul-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
06-Aug-1998
Statutory Address:
CASTLE HOUSE, 23, CASTLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CASTLE HOUSE, 23, CASTLE STREET

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 40536 65904

Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NE CASTLE STREET 595-1/6/98 (South side) 28/07/55 No.23 Castle House (Formerly Listed as: CASTLE STREET (South side) No.23)

GV II*

Town house. Mid C18 front and stair and late C16 core. Flemish bond brown brick; grey slate roofs, with single pitch sloping away from facade and a lower, long rear wing having ridge at right angle to front. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 4 windows. Sandstone plinth; stone step to door of 2 short, 2 long, 2 long and 2 short panels, all fielded, in eared architrave with frieze and moulded cornice. banded quoins with all stones of the same width. Second storey floorband of stone. Nearly flush sashes of 12 panes have stone sills and flat gauged brick arches with keystones, one east of door, 2 west of door and 4 to the second storey. Stone band beneath brick parapet with coved stone cornice. The rear wing is rendered, and windows renewed. INTERIOR: the cellar has a barrel-vault, probably early C18, of small bricks on sandstone walls to front and sides; a rear extension is blocked. The front door is on HL hinges; door of 4 fielded panels to rear wing; 2 lambs-tongue-stopped chamfered cross-beams. The front west room has panelled embrasures with benches. The first room in the rear wing has 2 oak cross-beams carrying a stop-chamfered joist; cross-beams visible in passage and a large oak cross-beam in the rear room. A fine open-well oak stair of 3 flights has curtail, rose, 3 balusters of spiral-moulded column-on-vase to each step. The front room east of the second storey has part of the east truss C15 or older with post of tie-beam, arched brace, cambered collar and wattle-and-daub panels between light posts. The west bedroom has panelled embrasures; the room immediately behind has a probably Elizabethan stone fireplace, the frieze having 3 heraldic shields, 2 Tudor roses and 3 lozenge-shaped flowers; the plaster overmantel of 3 panels has the AD 1400-1603 royal arms, probably Elizabethan. The ceiling of 2 panels has reeded edges; some timber framing is visible. The middle bedroom has purlins with angled windbrace.





Listing NGR: SJ4053665904

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
470111
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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Date: 22 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04052/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael J Tuck. Source Historic England Archive
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