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2, City Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1923 / 53°11'32"N

Longitude: -2.8817 / 2°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 341185

OS Northings: 366494

OS Grid: SJ411664

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2VY2

Mapcode Global: WH88F.P1Y2

Plus Code: 9C5V54R9+W8

Entry Name: 2, City Road

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469726

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Boughton

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


1932-1/6/47 (East side)
10/01/72 No.2
(Formerly Listed as:
William Deacon's Bank)


Bank, now offices. 1892. By TM Lockwood. For the Liverpool
Union Bank, later Williams Deacons Bank. Yellow sandstone
ashlar; orange clay tile roof. Late C16 Baroque manner.
EXTERIOR: cellars, 3 storeys and attic; 3 window-bays to each
street. Canted corner has pair of tourelles with cupola roofs
of copper; sillbands and floor-strings. To City Road pair of
6-panel hardwood doors with 3-pane fanlight, carved frieze and
pediment with armorial shield; a round-arched window with 2
panes below impost and 8 in fan; a similar window to canted
corner, sill slopping down towards Boughton; 3 similar windows
to Boughton. The first floor has a 2-light mullioned window
left of door, a pedimented mullioned and transomed 3-light
window above doorway, transom round-arched in central light; a
cross-window and canted corner with a small window in ornate
case on tourelle to each side; the face to Boughton has a
3-light window as that over doorway, with a cross-casement to
each side. The second floor has a mullioned 2-light window and
a 4-light window to City Road; a 2-light mullioned window,
glazing slightly altered, on the corner plus a small window in
each tourelle; a 3-light mullioned window to each side of a
4-light window to Boughton.
The roof is hipped to the canted corner. The tourelles are
capped by belvederes with Doric columns supporting the cupola
roofs. The face to each street has a round window in an ornate
case in a pedimented gable; balustrades between cupolas and
from cupolas to gables. A central ashlar chimney. Hipped roof
to right end-gable, with ashlar chimney. The left end has a
shaped gable having a 2-light window. Glazing to all upper
storey windows is leaded. Screen wall to yard, left, has
boarded door.
INTERIOR: surfaces in ground floor rooms are covered. Upper
storeys not inspected.
(Chester City Council & Committees: Improvement Committee
Minutes: 31.8.1892 & 12.4.1899).

Listing NGR: SJ4118566494

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

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