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DIXON'S ALMSHOUSES

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: DIXON'S ALMSHOUSES

List entry Number: 1330247

Location

DIXON'S ALMSHOUSES, LITTLE HEATH ROAD

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

County:

District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Christleton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Aug-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 55463

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History

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Details

SJ 46 NW CHRISTLETON C.P. LITTLE HEATH ROAD (East Side)

3/17 Nos.1-6 (consecutive) Dixon's Almshouses

GV II*

Six almshouses: 1868 by J.Oldrid Scott in memory of James Dixon of Littleton. Timber framed on ashlar red sandstone plinth. Red tile roof and 5 ashlar -chimneys. Tudor style. Long rectangular plan. 1 and 2-storey, symmetrical, 6-bay front. Tall rectangular timber panels, the upper ones with delicate geometric pargetting. 4-light wood-mullioned windows with pierced quatrefoil or intersecting tracery. The 2nd and 5th bays have gabled 2-storey porches open to the ground floor with heavily carved spandrels. These have 4-centred arched entrances, with carved spandrels, flanked by cusped lights. Similar 4-light windows in the upper storey. There is a memorial plaque on the left hand one, a biblical quotation on the right. To the rear are 3 1-storey projections containing entrances and a verandah on wooden posts. Interior: Not inspected. A good, early example of Victorian timber framing with a vernacular feel, particularly to the rear.

Listing NGR: SJ4430265926

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National Grid Reference: SJ 44302 65926

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