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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: 1376248



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470242

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SJ4066SE EASTGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/4/186 (South side) 10/01/72 Grosvenor Hotel (Formerly Listed as: EASTGATE STREET Grosvenor Hotel)


Hotel. 1863-6. Begun by TM Penson and completed by RK Penson and Ritchie for the second Marquis of Westminster. Stone-dressed brown Flemish bond brick and timber framing with plaster panels; steep grey slate roofs. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys of 7 window-bays plus basement and attics, heavily expressed in quasi Vernacular Revival manner. The first storey has a 9-bay colonnade, perhaps of C13 derivation; the painted cylindrical columns have stone plinths and capitals; stone abutment west and bay with a pair of cross-windows, east. The upper storeys are almost symmetrical with a central bay between gabled projecting bays flanked by 2 windows; a tourelle at each corner. The windows to the second and third storeys are mullioned and transomed, stone-dressed to the second storey and to the projecting bays of the third storey and to the corbelled tourelles. The other parts of the third storey and all the fourth storey are expressed as timber framing, probably applied. The tourelles have third and fourth storey oriels. The fourth storey has a quadruple sash in the central bay, paired triple sashes expressed as mullioned and transomed windows in the projecting bays and triple, dual and single sashes elsewhere. Paired dual sashes in front gables; a gabled roof; dormer triple sash between and to each side of the front gables. The gables have idiosyncratic bracing and ornate bargeboards; the tourelles have spires. Stone-banded brick chimneys. The west side to the Grosvenor-Laing Precinct, formerly Newgate Street, is similarly composed and detailed to the front, but shorter and without the colonnade. A canted panel of stone at the corner bears the Grosvenor Arms, the hotel name and the Grosvenor sheaf. INTERIOR: is well appointed, but with no individual features of special interest.

Listing NGR: SJ4069866306

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40698 66306


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