Museum. Commissioned before 1895 by Nathaniel George Clayton, nephew of John Clayton who owned the Roman site of Chesters and began the excavations; opened in 1903, after the deaths of Nathaniel and his son John Bertram, for Mrs Nathaniel George Clayton by R Norman Shaw. Coarse local sandstone, rock-faced and snecked, with ashlar dressings.

Chesters Museum (England)
Chesters Museum at Chesters Roman Fort, part of Hadrian's Wall. Northumberland, England, UK. Holly Hayes
Location map of Chesters Museum, Humshaugh, England. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Chesters Museum, Humshaugh, England. Click to enlarge.

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Go Historic ID
355131
Listed Building ID
1043022 view listed building data
Article Title
Chesters Museum
Dates
1895-1903
Coordinates
55.0282780° N, 2.1397740° W map · aerial
Grid Reference
NY 91162 70425
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Listed Building Description

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HUMSHAUGH B6319 NY 9170 (south side)

15/224 Chesters Museum

GV II*

Museum. Commissioned before 1895 by Nathaniel George Clayton, nephew of John Clayton who owned the Roman site of Chesters and began the excavations; opened in 1903, after the deaths of Nathaniel and his son John Bertram, for Mrs Nathaniel George Clayton by R Norman Shaw. Coarse local sandstone, rock-faced and snecked, with ashlar dressings. Graduated Lakeland slate roof with long glazed panels, ashlar stack. 1 tall storey, 5 bays, with 2-bay west wing forming L-plan. Extended pedimented west porch has segment-headed door of 6 fielded panels in rusticated architrave, the upper voussoir-like rustications rising to bracketed stone cornice hood. Cornice continues around porch which has narrow left bay with small window. Quoins to porch and to all salient angles. Long elevations blank; windows in gable ends. South end has 2 windows, 1 blocked, and an oculus above. Windows in rusticated architraves with ovolo-moulded cills, friezes and cornices over; oculus in architrave... read more

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Place ID
355131
Title
Chesters Museum, Humshaugh, England
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022