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29,30,31, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7593 / 53°45'33"N

Longitude: -2.6954 / 2°41'43"W

OS Eastings: 354252

OS Northings: 429436

OS Grid: SD542294

Mapcode National: GBR TBK.5G

Mapcode Global: WH85M.KRQY

Plus Code: 9C5VQ853+PV

Entry Name: 29,30,31, Church Street

Listing Date: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279816

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391950

Location: City Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/12/72 (North side)
Nos.29, 30 AND 31


Two town houses, now 3 shops with workrooms over. Probably mid
C18,but much altered in C19 and C20. Brick, Nos.30 and 31 with
scored stucco above ground floor, sandstone dressings, slate
roof. Double-depth plan with long back extensions. Three
storeys, 4+4 windows; No.29 rebuilt (probably in early C20),
with shop-front at ground floor and sashed windows above;
Nos.30 and 31 have shop-fronts at ground floor, windows at 1st
floor sashed without glazing bars but with exposed boxes, and
fixed windows at 2nd floor. Chimneys at gable-ends in front of
ridge. Right-hand return wall (to Church Row), in English
garden wall bond, has a blocked doorway with wooden doorcase
including fluted pilasters and dentilled cornice, a very large
modern advertisement board at 1st floor, and various C19
sashed windows (including small square 6-pane sash to attic),
and a 2-window back extension continued to rear with a doorway
and similar windows, and 2 ridge chimney stacks.
The principal features of interest are on the upper floors of
the INTERIOR: No.29 has the top flights of a fine C18
open-well staircase, with open string, carved brackets, 3
turned balusters per tread, ramped and moulded handrail, and
fielded panel dado; Nos.30 and 31 have a former drawing room
at 1st floor with fielded panelling (but now partitioned),
remains of original staircases, and a pegged collar-truss
roof. The item is one of only two 3 examples of C18 domestic
interiors known to survive in the town (others are 11
Friargate, q.v., and 27 Church Street, which has only the
upper flights of a staircase from which 2 out of every 3
balusters have been removed).

Listing NGR: SD5425229448

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