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Chesters House

Introduction

Chesters House has an associated landscape park with mature woodland. There is also a walled garden. Part of the estate features the remains of Chesters Roman Fort, which is now in the ownership of English Heritage.

History

Period

  • Late 18th Century
  • 18th Century
Features & Designations

Features

  • Great House (featured building)
  • Description: Chesters house was built in 1771. Norman Shaw extensively remodelled and enlarged the property. In 1891 a curved wing was added. It has ionic columns with the walls of the house recessed behind them.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Ha-ha
Key Information

Type

Landscape Park

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Principal Building

Great House

Period

Late 18th Century

Survival

Part: standing remains

Civil Parish

Humshaugh

References

References

Contributors

  • Sarah Collins