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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: THE QUEENS SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1376178

Location

THE QUEENS SCHOOL, CITY WALLS ROAD

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: 06-Aug-1998

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470172

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Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066SW CITY WALLS ROAD 595-1/3/139 (East side) The Queen's School

GV II

Girls school. 1881-83. By EA Ould. Brown brick with red terracotta and stone dressings; red clay-tile roofs. Later portions of the school buildings are not included in this item. L-shaped; the south wing facing City Walls Road contains the school hall, the north wing facing Bedward Row has dining hall and kitchen in the first storey with smaller rooms above. EXTERIOR: the west face has the gable of 2 storeys and attic to the cross-wing and the main face of the school hall, all in a richly-detailed Vernacular Revival manner, with leaded windows mullioned in terracotta and transomed in stone, shaped chimneys and an ornate steepled belfry. The hall has 3 windows under stone-coped gables and, in the manner of the bay of a Tudor hall, a crenellated projection with a 4-light window to the hall and a 3-light window above; a terracotta figure of Queen Victoria; a corbelled tourelle with tiled spire. The north face to Bedward Row has a round-topped framed and boarded door in a projecting bay; 5 horned sashes to the dining-hall with glazing-bars removed from the lower leaves; 5 recessed horned sashes to rooms above the dining hall; a 3-light wood mullioned and transomed window above the door with a 3-light leaded dormer casement above. The east face of the school hall has a roof sweeping down over a cloister of 3 arched brick bays with terracotta medallions in the spandrels. INTERIOR: the school hall is open to the roof, with 3 arch-braced trusses on massive posts, 3 dormer-gables to west, purlins, valley-beams and rafters; inserted gallery.



Listing NGR: SJ4013866353

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40138 66353

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