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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.

Name: WEST RANGE OF FORMER STABLES AT OAKFIELD, CHESTER ZOO

List entry Number: 1229357

Location

WEST RANGE OF FORMER STABLES AT OAKFIELD, CHESTER ZOO, CAUGHALL ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityCaughall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Nov-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 404184

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History

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Details

SJ 47 SW CAUGHALL C.P. CAUGHALL ROAD (West Side)

2/2 West range of former stables at Oakfield, Chester Zoo.

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GV II

Formerly stables, later lion house, now storage: dated 1886 probably by E.A.Ould for B.Chaffers Roberts, mid C20 alterations. Orange brick with Ruabon brick and buff sandstone dressings. Red tile roof. 1 and 2-storey 5-bay west front. Centre of facade is a driftway with semi-circular archway with datestone flanked by plaques of horses heads above. To left is a buttress and to right a circular stair turret with hexagonal spired roof, to former groom's accommodation with a Romanesque arcade over driftway. This has hipped roof with lead ball finial. Left end bay is crow-stepped and the remainder is of 1-storey with brick-mullioned windows.

Note the lion's claw marks on the base of the stair turret, for the stables were converted to contain the Mottershead's original animal collection in the 1930's.

Listed for group value only.

Listing NGR: SJ4140170235

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National Grid Reference: SJ 41401 70235

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