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The Chequers

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2573 / 53°15'26"N

Longitude: -1.9157 / 1°54'56"W

OS Eastings: 405718

OS Northings: 373364

OS Grid: SK057733

Mapcode National: GBR HZ2S.12

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.JDY8

Entry Name: The Chequers

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462922

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Buxton Central

Built-Up Area: Buxton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


616-1/4/8 (South East side)
Nos.2, 3 AND 4
The Chequers


Row of 3 villas or boarding houses, now house and hotel. Mid
C19. Possibly by Sir Joseph Paxton. Ashlar millstone grit with
ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roofs with stone stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and basements. Plinth, sill
band to each floor and moulded eaves. 3 double fronted houses,
9-windows range, with slightly projecting end pavilions, each
with a pedimented second floor. Each house has a central
doorway with glazed door and overlight in a plain ashlar
surround reached up a short flight of steps. Above a single
2/2 sash, and either side a 2-storey canted bay window with
2/2 and plain sashes and lead hipped roofs. Each outer bay has
a single round headed casement on the second floor, with 5
irregular dormers between.
Right elevation has 2/2 sashes to ground and first floors and
3/3 sashes to the second floor.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The Broad Walk comprises a series of Victorian villas and a
walk overlooking the Pavilion Gardens originally laid out by
Paxton c1850, though most of the surrounding houses were built
by speculative development. Some are reputed to be designed in
detail by his former pupil Edward Milner from 1871, and built
by Saunders & Woolcott for the 7th Duke.

Listing NGR: SK0571873364

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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