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Chester House and Attached Cottage to East and Attached Walls to South and West, Irchester

Description: Chester House and Attached Cottage to East and Attached Walls to South and West

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233475

OS Grid Reference: SP9186466879
OS Grid Coordinates: 491864, 266879
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2924, -0.6545

Location: Irchester, Northamptonshire NN29 7HB

Locality: Irchester
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN29 7HB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman station, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SP96NW (North side)
5/193 Chester House and attached
28/05/54 cottage to E and attached
walls to S and W
(Formerly listed as Chester
House. Barns and outbuildings
at Chester House)


Farmhouse, now 2 dwellings. Late C17 and C18. Regular coursed limestone with
slate roof. Originally 4-unit plan, probably with lobby-entry now T-shape. 2
storeys with attic. Main front of 5-window range of 2- and 3-light
stone-mullioned windows with leaded lights and hood moulds. 2 windows at ground
floor right have C20 casements. C19 wooden porch to left of centre and C20 door
to right of centre. Gabled cross wing projecting to left is probably early C18
and has sash windows with glazing bars under gauged stone heads. Small
projecting wing to right of cross wing is similar to main house. Ashlar gable
parapets and ashlar stacks at ridge and end. Garden front to left of cross wing
has 2-window range of C18 sashes with glazing bars at first floor, with centre
sash between floors. Two C19 wooden bays at ground floor. Rear is similar with
3-window range of 3-light stone-mullioned windows on C19 stone bay window to
ground floor. Limestone walls attached at right angles to right of main front
have fragments of ancient capital incorporated. Similar wall attached to left of
main front forms part of kitchen garden walls with kitchen garden wall approx.
20m. south-west of Chester House (q.v.). 2 projecting wings to right. Interior
not inspected but noted as having original staircase.

Listing NGR: SP9186466879

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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