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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: BEAUFORD LODGE AND FRONT GARDEN WALLS AND GATE PIERS

List entry Number: 1375759

Location

33, DEE BANKS
BEAUFORD LODGE AND FRONT GARDEN WALLS AND GATE PIERS, 31, DEE BANKS

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1972

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469738

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History

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Details

CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ46NW DEE BANKS 1932-1/2/61 (East side) 10/01/72 Nos.31 AND 33 Beauford Lodge (No.31) and front garden walls and gate piers

II

Handed pair of houses. 1869. By John Douglas, No.33 as his own home, 1869-1892, with minor alterations c1945. Brown brick with blue brick diapering and a little stone dressing; grey-green slate roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, each house of 3 bays; composed as a pair of projecting front-gabled central bays, with a 2-bay wing to each side, outer bays punctuated with an attic-dormer gable. Blue-brick capped plinth; a tripartite 2;2;2-pane stone-mullioned sash, left; hip-roofed porch and small conservatory, the latter projecting beyond the porch, all timber-framed, with leaded 3-light mullioned-and-transomed window in left side, door with leaded "cross-window" glazing, one transomed light window to each side of conservatory and a 4-light ditto to front; the glazing of No.33 mirrors No.31. The brickwork is diapered between ground floor and first floor windows. The first floor of No.31 has a 5-faced oriel added c1945, reasonably harmonious; triple small 2-pane lancet sashes over porch; a pair of pointed-arched 2-pane sashes with stone mullion, circular panel above inscribed JD; a blue-brick relieving arch above the two sashes and panel; the fenestration to No.33 mirrors No.31 except that the panel has intertwined V and A and the pair of 2-pane arched sashes in the end bay is unaltered. Each dormer-gable has a miniature 1-pane window to cockloft, each front gable a pair of arched miniature windows with a blank recessed arched panel to each side. A pair of substantial shaped central chimneys, one before, the other behind the ridge; a projecting chimney with plinth and shaped flues on each gable. The rear is simply detailed; 2 hipped lucarnes. INTERIOR: No.31 has most detail intact; doors with frames typical of Douglas; stair with shaped splat balusters; frieze in right front room downstairs. The interior of No.33 is probably similarly maintained, but Douglas did not repeat the frieze of No.31 for his own house. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the garden walls are sandstone with flush steeply-weathered copings; square gate piers diminishing beneath octagonal finials. (Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: 1991-: 5-6, 56-58, 80).



Listing NGR: SJ4204765776

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Hubbard, E - Title: The Work of John Douglas - Date: 1991 - Page References: 5-6, 56-58
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Hubbard, E - Title: The Work of John Douglas - Date: 1991 - Page References: 80

National Grid Reference: SJ 42047 65776

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