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10, Hightown

A Grade II Listed Building in Middlewich, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1925 / 53°11'33"N

Longitude: -2.4456 / 2°26'43"W

OS Eastings: 370327

OS Northings: 366250

OS Grid: SJ703662

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.2SKC

Mapcode Global: WH99S.D0PW

Entry Name: 10, Hightown

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138769

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56408

Location: Middlewich, Cheshire East, CW10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Middlewich

Built-Up Area: Middlewich

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Middlewich St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 76 NW

HIGHTOWN (South side)
No 10


Butcher's shop at time of listing. Probably 1928 (dated tile panels). Red brick with white, brown and cream glazed-tile facade and interior, Welsh slate roof. Single-storey, double-fronted shop with small store-room wing to rear. Symmetrical facade has central, glazed double door beneath overlight bearing name 'Vernons'. Splayed door reveals and flanking shop fronts are fully-glazed above tiled panels with words 'MEAT PURVEYORS'. End pilasters have geometrical panels and twin consoles over which a continuous cornice breaks forward (frieze covered by later signboard). Parapet has end dies with rams' heads in relief and central segmental pediment with tympanum having relief bull's head in roundel flanked by spandrels with floral motifs. Left return: panelled double-door on left has 4-pane overlight; brick gable wall with corbelled verge and apex finial.

Interior: fully tiled with brown skirting, dado rail and with frieze panel of swags and ribbons. Original meat-hanging rails. Opposite the front door is a cash office and to its left is a painted-tile panel in architrave which depicts cattle in a rural scene; to the right is a similar scene with sheep. Left side of shop has 2 matching scenes with pigs and the right side has an elongated panel with sheep flanked by panels with cattle. The painted panels are signed 'S Bagshaw 1928'. Rare unaltered survival.

Listing NGR: SJ7032766250

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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