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Latitude: 54.0491 / 54°2'56"N
Longitude: -2.8031 / 2°48'10"W
OS Eastings: 347518
OS Northings: 461757
OS Grid: SD475617
Mapcode National: GBR 8PVM.Y8
Mapcode Global: WH846.XHD7
Entry Name: 37-43, China Street
Listing Date: 13 March 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1298409
English Heritage Legacy ID: 383101
Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1
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
SD4761NE CHINA STREET
1685-1/7/69 (East side)
Terrace of 3 houses, now 4 shops. Early C18, altered in late
C19. Coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings. Slate roof with
gable chimney stack to the left. Each house has a double-depth
front range and a rear wing, now altered. 3 storeys above
cellars, and 9 bays. Photographs taken before the alterations
show the building originally divided, from left to right, into
properties of 2, 3 & 4 bays, with doorways in bays 2, 3 & 8.
The ground floor has 4 shop fronts of c1900, each with a
plate-glass window under a semicircular head, a doorway to the
right, a plain fascia board and a prominent cornice supported
by carved brackets, doubtless inserted after the widening of
China Street in 1895. All the upper windows have moulded sills
and are set into slightly projecting vertical panels, across
which a band passes between the first and second storeys.
Their joinery is recent. The windows on the second floor
(which originally had 12-pane sashes) have plain surrounds,
while those on the first floor (originally with 18-pane
sashes) have jambs in the form of Tuscan pilasters without
bases and stilted lintels with a projecting triple keystone.
(Docton K: Lancaster as it Was: Nelson: 1973-).
Listing NGR: SD4751861757
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