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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: FORMER PREMISES OF TRUSTEE SAVINGS BANK

List entry Number: 1376260

Location

FORMER PREMISES OF TRUSTEE SAVINGS BANK, GROSVENOR STREET

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: 470254

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History

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Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NW GROSVENOR STREET 595-1/5/198 (South East side) 10/01/72 Former premises of Trustee Savings Bank

GV II*

Trustee Savings Bank, vacant in October 1990 when inspected. 1851-3. By James Harrison. Tooled sandstone with smooth flush quoins; grey slate roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic, on prominent corner site. Plinth. The north-west front to Grosvenor Street has recessed entrance bay, east, with double carved panelled doors of oak in arched opening with label-mould; janitor's window of one cusped light, east; 2 pairs of cross-windows, west, with cusped ogee lights; string-course rising above the windows. A crenellated oriel of 4 cusped lights surmounted by panel tracery, above the entrance; a pair of cross-windows, each surmounted by 4 lights of panel tracery beneath a Tudor arch, and a 4 light mullioned and transomed window with 8 lights of panel tracery above, under a segmental arch; string-course rising above each window; gable with carved parapet and finial above entrance bay. The central bay has stringcourse with carved punctuating stones and crenellated parapet with blank tracery; the string course carried across the west bay which has a 2-light casement with label-mould in gable with moulded parapet, but finial removed; a well-handled corner clock-turret faced with blank tracery and crowned with a Tudor octagonal stone belfry cupola. East gable chimney with 3 separated flues on plinth. The south-west face to Castle Square has 2 mullioned and transomed 3-light windows and one of 2-lights and a blocked secondary entrance. The second storey has a 5-light canted oriel with lozenge panels in its parapet, a 3-light mullioned and transomed window, one of 2 lights and a tripartite mullioned and transomed casement of 3;3;3 lights. A gable with parapet and finial contains a quatrefoil light; a crenel; a dormer gable with a small cusped 1-light window; a crenellated parapet with blank tracery. 2 shaped ridge chimneys with separated octagonal crenellated flues on plinths. The rear, partly altered in brick and with no features of special interest, is inconspicuous. INTERIOR: could not be inspected. This item is the most happily composed and detailed of James Harrison's designs in Chester.





Listing NGR: SJ4045265932

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40452 65932

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