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Latitude: 53.154 / 53°9'14"N
Longitude: -2.9396 / 2°56'22"W
OS Eastings: 337260
OS Northings: 362282
OS Grid: SJ372622
Mapcode National: GBR 78.56FT
Mapcode Global: WH88D.TZCH
Entry Name: Balderton Diary
Listing Date: 2 December 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1115836
English Heritage Legacy ID: 351183
Location: Dodleston, Cheshire West and Chester, CH4
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Dodleston
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Dodleston St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Chester
The following building shall be added:-
SJ 36 SE Balderton
2/10000 Balderton Dairy
Cheese factory, now disused. 1874-75 by John Douglas for the first
Duke of Westminster. Red brick and plaster-panelled timber framing;
slate roof. 1 storey and attic and single storey. 4-bay main block
with additional wings to right and to rear left.
Bay 1 projects and houses the office with 8-pane iron casements to a
5-light brick-mullioned window above a string course. Above this is
a jettied timber-framed gable with boarded 3-light mullioned window
and oversailing verges. Bay 2 is recessed and has Tudor-arched
doorway with quoined sandstone surround and boarded door on strap
hinges; altered window to right; studwork beneath the eaves includes
an original stair-window. Bay 3 is a gabled projection with boarded
window beneath a taking-in door with overlight and hoist. Bay 4 has
2 boarded windows and studwork beneath oversailing eaves on struts.
The roof over the office has catslide projection over stair outshut
on left return; brick ridge stack set to rear.
Right end of range terminates in hipped roof; to rear of this is a
large boiler-house chimney with sunken panels and incomplete top.
Side wing to right of main range is altered.
Left return: to rear of office is a hipped-roof block with oversailing
eaves on struts. Beyond this is a sunken single-storey storehouse
with moulded-brick window.
Balderton dairy is a rare example of the cheese factories built on
Cheshire estates during the late C19 when cheese became a mainstay of
farming, transported by special trains from Cheshire to the northern
Listing NGR: SJ3726062282
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