Stanley Palace



Stanley Palace stands outside the area of the Roman fortress ( Deva ) but on or near a site occupied by the Dominican friars ( Blackfriar's ) in medieval times.

The original house was built by Sir Peter Warburton, a Chester Lawyer and M.P. for the city in 1583 & 1586.

After his death in1621 the property passed to his daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Sir Thomas Stanley of Alderley and a Kinsman of the Earl of Derby. In the 19th century the house was known as Derby House.

The building itself has suffered some changes since the late 16th century, however , original parts of the house have survived, e.g. exterior timbers on the ground floor and in the upstairs long gallery.

As have some early floorboards in the long gallery. In the 17th or 18th century two rooms were added at the rear of the house.

Max Capacity: 100 / Meeting Rooms: 4

on site facilities

Business Centre


Fax, Flipcharts, Photocopier
No capacities available


Watergate Street,
CH1 2LF,
United Kingdom

nearest airports

  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (10.3 miles)
  • Manchester Airport (28.4 miles)
  • nearest motorways

    • M53 JCT 12 (2.2 miles)
    • M53 JCT 11 (4.2 miles)
    • M56 JCT 15 (4.2 miles)

    nearest train station

    • Chester (0.8 miles)
    • Bache (1.3 miles)
    • Capenhurst (5.2 miles)

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