St Oswald's Vicarage, Chester
|St Oswald's Vicarage, Chester|
|Location||Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, England|
|Designated||10 January 1972|
The vicarage and attached parish room were built to serve the parish of St Oswald and the church of St Thomas of Canterbury in 1880 to a design by John Douglas. The building now houses the English Department of Chester University. This vicarage replaced the former parish vicarages in Parsons Street (now Princess Street) and Leen Lane.
The building is constructed in red-brown brick with Westmorland green slate roofs. Its main front faces northeast. The left wing has two storeys; it protrudes forward with an apsidal end. Its lower storey contains a porch, with steps leading up to an arched door. To the right of this is a two-storeyed section with mullioned and transomed arched windows in the lower storey, and mullioned windows in the upper storey. Between these is a row of rectangular plaster panels. To the right of this is a two-storeyed projection, the upper storey being set back from the lower storey. A stair turret to the right of this has a pyramidal roof with a weather vane. The right bay has two storeys plus an attic gable. On the ground floor is a five-light mullioned and transomed window and above this is a five-light mullioned window. In the gable is a three-light window surrounded by lozenge panels and brick diapering. The parish room on the extreme right has three bays divided by buttresses and contains arched windows.
- Grade II listed buildings in Chester (north and west)
- List of houses and associated buildings by John Douglas
- Historic England, "Old Vicarage and Parish Room to Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Chester (1375900)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 9 April 2015
- Hubbard, Edward (1991), The Work of John Douglas, London: The Victorian Society, ISBN 0-901657-16-6
- English, University of Chester, retrieved 26 November 2009
- A short history of our church by Ian Thomas (Parish Magazine, September 2010)