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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: CHESTER HOUSE AND ATTACHED COTTAGE TO EAST AND ATTACHED WALLS TO SOUTH AND WEST

List entry Number: 1371729

Location

CHESTER HOUSE AND ATTACHED COTTAGE TO EAST AND ATTACHED WALLS TO SOUTH AND WEST, HIGHAM ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
NorthamptonshireWellingboroughDistrict AuthorityIrchester

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-May-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 13-May-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 233475

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

IRCHESTER HIGHAM ROAD SP96NW (North side) 5/193 Chester House and attached 28/05/54 cottage to E and attached walls to S and W (Formerly listed as Chester House. Barns and outbuildings at Chester House)

GV II*

Farmhouse, now 2 dwellings. Late C17 and C18. Regular coursed limestone with slate roof. Originally 4-unit plan, probably with lobby-entry now T-shape. 2 storeys with attic. Main front of 5-window range of 2- and 3-light stone-mullioned windows with leaded lights and hood moulds. 2 windows at ground floor right have C20 casements. C19 wooden porch to left of centre and C20 door to right of centre. Gabled cross wing projecting to left is probably early C18 and has sash windows with glazing bars under gauged stone heads. Small projecting wing to right of cross wing is similar to main house. Ashlar gable parapets and ashlar stacks at ridge and end. Garden front to left of cross wing has 2-window range of C18 sashes with glazing bars at first floor, with centre sash between floors. Two C19 wooden bays at ground floor. Rear is similar with 3-window range of 3-light stone-mullioned windows on C19 stone bay window to ground floor. Limestone walls attached at right angles to right of main front have fragments of ancient capital incorporated. Similar wall attached to left of main front forms part of kitchen garden walls with kitchen garden wall approx. 20m. south-west of Chester House (q.v.). 2 projecting wings to right. Interior not inspected but noted as having original staircase.

Listing NGR: SP9186466879

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National Grid Reference: SP 91864 66879

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