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© Mr Geraint Wyn Jones

IoE Number: 55591
Location: THE PRINTING WORKS, CHURCH STREET (south side)
  MALPAS, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Geraint Wyn Jones
Date Photographed: 28 September 2003
Date listed: 22 October 1952
Date of last amendment: 28 August 1985
Grade II*

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MALPAS C.P.CHURCH STREETSJ 44 NE(South Side)2/48The Old Printing House.(formerlylisted as The

MALPAS C.P. CHURCH STREET SJ 44 NE (South Side) 2/48 The Old Printing House. (formerlylisted as The Printing Works and House adjoining The Printing Works) 22/10/1952 GV II* House, 1733, of Flemish bond brown brick, partly on a bedrock plinth, with graded grey slate roof. Of 2 storeys and 3 windows, a symmetrical front altered by insertion of shop window and door, C19. The centrepiece has a pediment gable of moulded brick, on brick pilasters. House door of 6 fielded panels, with square fanlight having ornate cast-iron bars (2 concentric circles with 2 concentric semi-circles to each side) under a small dentilled pediment of brick. Right of door a flush 12-pane sash under basket arch with projecting key, of brick. C19 shop window, slightly larger than former sash, but with basket arch unaltered, in left wing has 20 small panes above a row of 3 larger panes. Between house door and shop window a small inserted C19 door has 16 panes (including margin panes) above 2 flush panels. A flight of 4 stone steps to each door. Upper storey has 3 flush 12-pane sashes under gauged brick heads with projecting brick keys. Under the pediment a stone carries the Cholmondeley griffin in relief and the date 1733. The rear has altered openings to lower storey and 3 leaded cross-casements under gauged brick heads to upper storey. Interior: Rock-cut brick-lined cellars have brick barrel-vaults. 2-panel doors of oak to principal rooms. Corner fireplaces; that to upper storey left room has early C19 cast iron grate. Lower storey front room, left, has simple cyma plaster cornice. Chamfered oak beams; oak joists. Good oak stair, 1 flight per storey, to upper floor and to attic, has shaped newels and rail and 2 turned balusters per step. Simple roof structure of oak has purlins carried on cross-walls and ridge supported on struts from spine wall. An unusual Classical treatment of a small building.

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