FORMER PREMISES OF TRUSTEE SAVINGS BANK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1376260
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1972
Statutory Address:
FORMER PREMISES OF TRUSTEE SAVINGS BANK, GROSVENOR STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER PREMISES OF TRUSTEE SAVINGS BANK, GROSVENOR 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 40452 65932

Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NW GROSVENOR STREET 595-1/5/198 (South East side) 10/01/72 Former premises of Trustee Savings Bank

GV II*

Trustee Savings Bank, vacant in October 1990 when inspected. 1851-3. By James Harrison. Tooled sandstone with smooth flush quoins; grey slate roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic, on prominent corner site. Plinth. The north-west front to Grosvenor Street has recessed entrance bay, east, with double carved panelled doors of oak in arched opening with label-mould; janitor's window of one cusped light, east; 2 pairs of cross-windows, west, with cusped ogee lights; string-course rising above the windows. A crenellated oriel of 4 cusped lights surmounted by panel tracery, above the entrance; a pair of cross-windows, each surmounted by 4 lights of panel tracery beneath a Tudor arch, and a 4 light mullioned and transomed window with 8 lights of panel tracery above, under a segmental arch; string-course rising above each window; gable with carved parapet and finial above entrance bay. The central bay has stringcourse with carved punctuating stones and crenellated parapet with blank tracery; the string course carried across the west bay which has a 2-light casement with label-mould in gable with moulded parapet, but finial removed; a well-handled corner clock-turret faced with blank tracery and crowned with a Tudor octagonal stone belfry cupola. East gable chimney with 3 separated flues on plinth. The south-west face to Castle Square has 2 mullioned and transomed 3-light windows and one of 2-lights and a blocked secondary entrance. The second storey has a 5-light canted oriel with lozenge panels in its parapet, a 3-light mullioned and transomed window, one of 2 lights and a tripartite mullioned and transomed casement of 3;3;3 lights. A gable with parapet and finial contains a quatrefoil light; a crenel; a dormer gable with a small cusped 1-light window; a crenellated parapet with blank tracery. 2 shaped ridge chimneys with separated octagonal crenellated flues on plinths. The rear, partly altered in brick and with no features of special interest, is inconspicuous. INTERIOR: could not be inspected. This item is the most happily composed and detailed of James Harrison's designs in Chester.





Listing NGR: SJ4045265932

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
470254
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: 01 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15247/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Jim Spence. Source Historic England Archive
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