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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: 1376455



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: 28-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470456

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SJ4066SW WATERGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/3/400 (South side) 28/07/55 No.83 Street (Stanley Palace) (Formerly Listed as: WATERGATE STREET No.83 Stanley Palace)


Town house, now office and meeting rooms. 1591 for Sir Peter Warburton and (via dowry to his daughter) from 1596 the Stanleys of Alderley; part subsequently demolished; south-west wing rebuilt early C18; north wing rebuilt 1935. Ashlar sandstone plinth; timber frame with plaster panels; brick; slate roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; now U-shaped. The east front has 4 gables, the northernmost rebuilt. Replaced 12-panel oak door and 2-light mullioned window in south bay; similar 1-light window in third bay; 5-light window in second and fourth bay; narrow full-height panels between openings of lower storey; moulded jetty bressumer, decorated in 3 southern bays; a projecting mullioned and transomed 5-light window in each bay of upper storey has 3 arched decorated panels beneath; 4 terms between windows and 4 Atlantes beneath second window; all glazing is leaded; quadrant-braced panels between windows; replaced jettied moulded tie-beams; wavy herringbone struts in gable; brick south end, probably C18; north wing rebuilt in simplified timber framing. INTERIOR: the hall has square cross-beams halved over 2 chamfered main beams; a large recess to rear has cased posts and main beam and ingle-nook to right with bressumer carrying brackets to main beam. Entrance of former screens passage opposite. Pair of oak doors to "Queen Anne Room" in south-west wing, each of 3 fielded bolection-moulded panels; the room has early C18 panelling in earlier basic structure, with one row beneath dado and one tall row above; repaired panelled overmantel; 2 plainly chamfered main beams separate 3 plaster ceiling panels, each with the Stanley of Alderley arms on a raised shield, and motto SANS CHANGER; a rose is in each corner of each panel, and on upper oak panel of overmantel. Oak stair with panelled cupboard inserted beneath has closed string, square newels, 2 spiral-moulded balusters per step and heavy moulded rail. The gallery has framed partition north of stair-head with 2 intermediate rails and vase-posts between lower panels; small panelling to all walls; cased beams. The

room above the "Queen Anne Room" has early C18 panelling, as in the Queen Anne Room. The rebuilt north wing contains no features of special interest. (Clerk to Chester City Corporation Assembly: Assembly Books: PASSIM).

Listing NGR: SJ4025066199

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40250 66199


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