Listed buildings in Helsby

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Helsby is a village and a civil parish in Cheshire West and Chester, England. The A56 road passes through it in a north–south direction. To the east is the former Helsby hill fort and to the west are the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey. Helsby contains 13 buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated listed buildings, all of which are at Grade II. This grade is the lowest of the three gradings given to listed buildings and is applied to "buildings of national importance and special interest".[1]


Name and location Photograph Date Notes
265 Chester Road
53°16′35″N 2°45′56″W / 53.2765°N 2.7655°W / 53.2765; -2.7655 (265 Chester Road)
Late 17th century A cottage in sandstone and brick with a single storey plus an attic.[2]
Rose Farmhouse
53°16′34″N 2°45′59″W / 53.2761°N 2.7663°W / 53.2761; -2.7663 (Rose Farmhouse)
Late 17th century
(probable)
A two-storey building in rendered brick with some sandstone and a slate roof. The windows are casements.[3]
Wright's Cottage,
Bates Lane
53°16′39″N 2°45′21″W / 53.2775°N 2.7559°W / 53.2775; -2.7559 (Wright's Cottage)
Early 18th century A cottage, originally with a barn behind. It is constructed in whitewashed brick and sandstone, and was originally thatched; it now has a corrugated iron roof.[4]
Alvanley House
53°16′06″N 2°45′49″W / 53.2684°N 2.7637°W / 53.2684; -2.7637 (Alvanley House)
1773 A two-storey brick house with slate roofs and 16-pane recessed sash windows.[5]
Rake House
53°16′34″N 2°46′06″W / 53.2760°N 2.7682°W / 53.2760; -2.7682 (Rake House)
1807 Originated as a two-storey brick farmhouse with grey slate roofs. The windows are 16-pane sashes.[6]
Shippon and barn,
Rose Farmhouse
53°16′34″N 2°46′00″W / 53.2761°N 2.7668°W / 53.2761; -2.7668 (Shippon and barn, Rose Farmhouse)
Early 19th century A two-storey L-shaped building in brown brick with grey slate roofs.[7]
Bank House
53°16′39″N 2°45′51″W / 53.2775°N 2.7642°W / 53.2775; -2.7642 (Bank House)
1830 (probable) A two-storey house in brown brick with a grey slate roof, which is almost pyramidal. The windows are 16-pane recessed sashes.[8]
Helsby Station and stationmaster's house
53°16′31″N 2°46′14″W / 53.2753°N 2.7706°W / 53.2753; -2.7706 (Helsby railway station)
1849 Built for the Birkenhead, Lancashire and Cheshire Junction Railway Company in sandstone with slate roofs.[9][10]
Shelter,
Helsby railway station
53°16′31″N 2°46′16″W / 53.2754°N 2.7710°W / 53.2754; -2.7710 (Shelter, Helsby railway station)
Helsby railway station - DSC05957.JPG
1849 Built for the Birkenhead, Lancashire and Cheshire Junction Railway Company in sandstone with slate roofs; it is in Jacobean style.[9][11]
St Paul's Church
53°16′39″N 2°45′40″W / 53.2775°N 2.7612°W / 53.2775; -2.7612 (St Paul's Church)
St Paul's Church, Helsby.jpg
1868–70 A church designed by John Douglas and extended in 1909 by Douglas and Minshull. It is constructed in sandstone with slate roofs, and has transepts, an apsidal chancel, and a spire.[9][12]
Helsby Junction signal box
53°16′31″N 2°46′16″W / 53.27539°N 2.77098°W / 53.27539; -2.77098 (Helsby Junction signal box)
Helsby Junction signal box - DSC05958.JPG
1900 The signal box stands on the island platform of Helsby railway station. It was built by and for the London and North Western Railway, and is an example of their Type 4. The signal box was renovated in 2003. It is constructed with a brick base, a timber upper floor, and a Welsh slate roof. The original lever frame has been retained.[13]
Lychgate,
St Paul's Church
53°16′40″N 2°45′41″W / 53.27772°N 2.76125°W / 53.27772; -2.76125 (Lychgate, St Paul's Church)
St Paul's, Helsby (8).JPG
1911 A timber-framed lychgate on a stone plinth with a green slate roof.[14]
War memorial
53°16′39″N 2°45′42″W / 53.27753°N 2.76179°W / 53.27753; -2.76179 (War memorial)
St Paul's, Helsby (6).JPG
1920 The war memorial is in the churchyard of St Paul's Church. It is about 5 metres (16 ft) high, in sandstone, and consists of a Celtic cross with a tapering shaft and a wheelhead, both of which are decorated with complex vine patterns in relief. The shaft is on a rectangular pedestal, itself on a base of three steps, all of which are on a platform. There is an inscription on the shaft, and the names of those lost in both world wars are inscribed on the plinth.[15]

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ Listed Buildings, Historic England, retrieved 1 April 2015 
  2. ^ Historic England, "265 Chester Road, Helsby (1261760)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  3. ^ Historic England, "Rose Farmhouse, Helsby (1261759)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  4. ^ Historic England, "Wrights Cottage, Helsby (1253454)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  5. ^ Historic England, "Alvanley House, Helsby (1253365)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  6. ^ Historic England, "Rake House, Helsby (1253459)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  7. ^ Historic England, "Shippon and barn 10 metres north west of Rose Farmhouse, Helsby (1253455)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  8. ^ Historic England, "Bank House, Helsby (1253456)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  9. ^ a b c Hartwell et al. (2011), p. 394
  10. ^ Historic England, "Former Stationmaster's House and main Railway Station building, Helsby (1253460)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  11. ^ Historic England, "Shelter on island platform at Helsby Railway Station (1261746)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  12. ^ Historic England, "Church of St Paul, Helsby (1253457)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  13. ^ Historic England, "Helsby Junction signal box (1412057)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 23 November 2013 
  14. ^ Historic England, "Lychgate to St Paul's churchyard, Helsby (1253458)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 December 2012 
  15. ^ Historic England, "Helsby War Memorial (1437912)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 16 September 2016 

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