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03 January 2014

1881 – Barrow Court, Chester, Cheshire

Architect: John Douglas This was one of Douglas’ largest country houses, built for the grain merchant, Hugh Lyle Smyth. It has been demolished. Also known as Barrowmore. “Barrow-court is pleasantly situated on an...

11 March 2013

1869 – Restoration of Chester Cathedral, Cheshire

Architect: George Gilbert Scott, From The Building News: “WE give this week two views of Chester Cathedral as it will appear when restored. Tradition, in this as in so many other cases, ascribes...

11 December 2012

1858 – Crypt Chambers, Eastgate St., Chester, Cheshire

Architect: T.M. Penson Published in The Building News, 1860. Constructed to continue the famous Chester Rows within the design, Penson’s Crypt Chambers is a Grade I listed building. It was built as a...

05 September 2012

1866 – Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, Cheshire

Architect: T.M. Penson Designed and built between 1863 and 1866 by the Chester architect Thomas Mainwaring Penson – it his last major work. It was completed after his death by his son’s firm...

15 March 2012

1861 – New Barracks, Chester, Cheshire

Architect: T.M. Penson Published in The Building News, April 12 1861. A barracks for the Cheshire Militia built in the early 1860s on the west side of Castle Esplanade on the site of...

14 February 2011

1873 – Proposed New Buildings, Kings School, Chester, Cheshire

Architect: Arthur W. Blomfield View of proposed new buildings published in The Architect, June 28th 1873.

03 January 2011

1885 – Uffington House, Chester, Cheshire

Architect: E.A. Ould Perspective View, including plan published in The Building News, August 21st 1885. Designed for Thomas Hughes QC.

03 November 2010

1885 – Restoration of Chester Cathedral, Cheshire

Architect: Arthur W. Blomfield Proposed Restoration of South Transept Front as published in The Builder, May 16th 1885.

03 November 2010

1888 – New Buildings at The Cross, Chester, Cheshire

Architect: Thomas M. Lockwood Lockwood, together with Thomas Penson and John Douglas, were the architects mainly responsible for the black-and-white revival buildings in the city centre. Lockwood designed a number of buildings for...

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