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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: ARCH FROM FORMER ST MARYS BENEDICTINE NUNNERY (NUNNERY DEMOLISHED)

List entry Number: 1375824

Location

ARCH FROM FORMER ST MARYS BENEDICTINE NUNNERY (NUNNERY DEMOLISHED), GROSVENOR PARK

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: 23-Jul-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469803

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ4166 GROSVENOR PARK 1932-1/6/138 (South West side) 10/01/72 Arch from former St Mary's Benedictine Nunnery (nunnery demolished) (Formerly Listed as: GROSVENOR PARK Arch from St Mary's Priory)

GV II

Archway and wing walls removed from site of St Mary's Nunnery (demolished). Perhaps C13, altered. Coursed red sandstone, eroded. The re-erected stonework comprises a pointed archway of 5 courses visible below capitals to former shafts. On the outer side jambs and voussoirs are twice rebated; there are 3 rings of voussoirs, of which the second ring has eroded mouldings; on the inner side there are no rebates. A pointed-arched niche in each face of wing wall to each side of archway, simply detailed. After demolition, the archway and wing walls were twice moved and re-erected, and may have been altered or rearranged. (Grosvenor Museum Archaeological Excavation Reports: Ward SW: The Lesser Medieval Religious Houses: Chester: 1990-: 8).





Listing NGR: SJ4107066131

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ward, S W, 'Grosvenor Museum Archaeological Excavation Reports' in The Lesser Medieval Religious Houses, (1990), 8

National Grid Reference: SJ 41070 66131

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