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53 and 53a, Market Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0485 / 54°2'54"N

Longitude: -2.8023 / 2°48'8"W

OS Eastings: 347569

OS Northings: 461692

OS Grid: SD475616

Mapcode National: GBR 8PWM.3G

Mapcode Global: WH846.XHRP

Entry Name: 53 and 53a, Market Street

Listing Date: 9 July 1974

Last Amended: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194967

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383201

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/7/168 (South side)
09/07/74 Nos.53 AND 53A
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.53, 53A, 55 AND 57
John O'Gaunt Inn (55))


Two shops. c1800, altered C19 and C20. Sandstone ashlar with a
slate roof. 3 storeys and 4 bays under a cornice. The ground
floor is occupied by C20 shop fronts, but parts of a C19
timber shop front survive: to left and right are fluted Doric
columns, and the cornice above the ground floor also seems to
be of the same period. The upper storeys have glazing bar
sashes with plain reveals, of 12 panes on the 1st floor and of
9 panes with projecting stone sills on the 2nd floor. Iron tie
plates between bays on both floors are a C20 addition.
Chimneys to left and right.
HISTORY: an old photograph shows the shop front as it appeared
when the building was occupied by Fenton and Co., Silversmiths
and Ironmongers. They traded from 1855 until the 1960s.
(Brown, PW: The Changing Face of Lancaster: Lancaster: 1986-:
PL 30).

Listing NGR: SD4756961692

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