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Olde Leche House

Watergate Street, Chester.

Old Leche House

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The History

Olde Leche house dates from the 17th century. It is situated on the south side of Watergate Street. It was built in 1600 and was the town house of the Leches of Carden. The building has a four storey gabled front with the rows passing through the first level. In the 18th century the building was used as a public house called the 'hand and snake', after the decoration above the fireplace. The building is currently used as a shop. The Leche family descended from John Leche, surgeon to Edward III. In 1384 John Le Leche and Richard Le Leche were found not guilty of murdering Thomas Deck in Eastgate Street.

Interior

Inside the Great Hall is a grant fireplace with a coat and arms and the motto: 'Alla Corona Fidissimo'
Leche House

Leche House Fine Plaster Work

Leche House

Leche House Fine Plaster Work

Fine plaster work
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Oak Panelled Room

Oak Panelled Room Oak Panelled Room Oak Panelled Room

Upper Rooms

Upper Rooms Upper Rooms

The Landing

The Landing

Inside Olde Leche House is a well preserved Jacobean town house. Inside it has :
decorated plaster work,
oak panelling,
A decorated fireplace,
An inscription on the window by Dr Samuel Johnson

Exterior Row Level

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Inscription on a window

Quote by Dr Samuel Johnson, Olde Leche House, Watergate Street, Chester

Scratched into the first floor front window of olde Leche house, Watergate Street with a diamond ring.
Are the words 'Charming Miss Oldfield 1736'. Said to be placed there by the famous 18th century lexicographer and wit Dr Samuel Johnson.

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