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

A Grade II* Listed Building in Irchester, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2924 / 52°17'32"N

Longitude: -0.6545 / 0°39'16"W

OS Eastings: 491864

OS Northings: 266879

OS Grid: SP918668

Mapcode National: GBR DYN.9C9

Mapcode Global: VHFPC.LNV0

Entry Name: Chester House and Attached Cottage to East and Attached Walls to South and West

Listing Date: 28 May 1954

Last Amended: 13 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233475

Location: Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

Civil Parish: Irchester

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Irchester with Stanton Cross

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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

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