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5 and 7, Great John Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0486 / 54°2'55"N

Longitude: -2.7977 / 2°47'51"W

OS Eastings: 347865

OS Northings: 461703

OS Grid: SD478617

Mapcode National: GBR 8PXM.3F

Mapcode Global: WH847.0H0L

Entry Name: 5 and 7, Great John Street

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194991

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383152

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


1685-1/7/121 (East side)
Nos.5 AND 7


Pair of houses, now shops and flats. Early C19, altered later
C19. Coursed dressed sandstone with ashlar dressings and
random rubble sides and rear. Slate roof with coped gables,
and a ridge and 2 gable stacks. Double-depth plan.
3 storeys above a basement expressed as an ashlar plinth;
raised quoins, sill bands to the upper floors, a plain frieze
and moulded cornice with a low blocking course. 3
widely-spaced bays, (originally divided so that No.5 was
double-fronted but subsequent internal alterations have made
No.7 double-fronted, at least on the ground floor). The
entrances, between the bays, are approached up low flights of
steps, those to No.5 parallel, and those to No.7
perpendicular, to the wall, both with replaced railings. The
doorways have plain surrounds under shallow moulded cornices.
All the windows are tripartite with stone mullions. The
windows are sashed, with no glazing bars to those on the
ground floor and in the right-hand bay. The remainder have
glazing bars except for the central light at the left on the
first floor, which now contains a casement. Below each
ground-floor window is a basement window with bars. The
right-hand door has a glazed panel with diagonal glazing bars
above 4 raised and fielded panels. The left-hand door is also
panelled but is partly covered by a sign board. The right-hand
return wall has a 3-stage stair window.
INTERIOR: No.7 has a dogleg staircase with a closed string,
thick stick balusters, and a handrail with a raised handgrip.

Listing NGR: SD4786561703

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

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