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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 TOWERS

List entry Number: 1387658

Location

THE TOWERS, CHESTER HIGH ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityNeston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Apr-1999

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 475644

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Details

NESTON

SJ37NW CHESTER HIGH ROAD, Hinderton 794-1/2/35 (East side) The Towers

II

House. 1890. Built by William Pritchard. Rock-faced red sandstone with ashlar dressings; slate roof with stone copings, red tile cresting and gable end stacks. EXTERIOR: 2-storey, 4-bay front; left of centre bay has cross-gabled attic, right of centre bay 3 storeys. At right of centre, flight of steps leads to projecting porch with angle buttresses, corner tourelle surmounted by heraldic lions, 3-light window to front and half-glazed 4-panel door to right return. Above is a canted oriel window with a single light to each face at first floor level: second storey rises above roof level as a quasi tower with 1-light windows and crow-stepped crenellated parapet. At left of centre is a single-storey canted bay window on ground floor with 3-light mullioned window; similar window on first floor is transomed; attic window is of 2 lights. At left end is a 2-storey flat-roofed square bay window with dentilled eaves cornice and 5-light mullioned windows with leaded glazing on both floors. Right end bay has a single-storey square bay based on paired cross windows. On first floor is a 4-light mullioned and transomed window. There is an eaves corbel table over the third and fourth bays and the single storey windows have weathered copings with shallow crenellations. INTERIOR: panelled entrance hall. Panelled ceiling in right end room; dentilled cornices in Hall and Drawing Rooms. Stone mantel in Drawing Room, 5-panel doors, staircase with twin twist newels, bullnosed step, dado and spandrel panelling.





Listing NGR: SJ3071477997

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National Grid Reference: SJ 30714 77997

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