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4-10, City Road

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1925 / 53°11'33"N

Longitude: -2.8817 / 2°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 341188

OS Northings: 366520

OS Grid: SJ411665

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2VXZ

Mapcode Global: WH88F.P0YW

Plus Code: 9C5V54V9+28

Entry Name: 4-10, City Road

Listing Date: 24 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375748

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469727

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


CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ4166 CITY ROAD
1932-1/6/48 (East side)
24/09/90 Nos.4-10 (Even)

GV II

4 shops with living accommodation over, now shops and office.
By TM Lockwood. Buff sandstone, timber framing with plaster
panels and hard red brick; red-brown clay tile roof with 4
front gables before main ridge parallel with City Road.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Ashlar piers at each end and between
shopfronts; wrought-iron gates to entrances of Nos 2 and 6;
recessed entrances with canted 1-pane side windows, that to
No.8 altered; 1-pane windows to fronts of shops and office. A
painted timber console before the head of each pier supports
the jettied second storey which has a moulded fascia to the
bressumer carved where carried round the bases of 4 mullioned
and transomed 4-light oriels with leaded glazing and shaped
panes; the oriels to Nos 2 and 8 are canted, those to Nos 4
and 6 are bowed; above transom level glazing is carried
through between the oriels across the heads of close-studded
framing; the moulded cornice is carved above the oriels. The
third storey is jettied on consoles; a row of small-framed
panels with alternating shaped and herringbone bracing; a
5-light casement, with leaded glazing and shaped panes, in
each gable, those to Nos 2 and 8 having canted side lights and
those to Nos 4 and 6 having their 3 central lights bowed; 2
small-framed panels to each side of each casement and jettied
collars on consoles above, those to Nos 6 and 4 inscribed
"AD:1900"; herringbone struts, those to Nos 4 and 6 in
S-shaped curves; rainwater head between Nos 6 and 8 carved as
a face; moulded bargeboards; drop-finials with castellated
heads; a stone-dressed brick chimney on each end-gable and 2
on the ridge. The south end of No.2 has timber framing
returned to the gable-chimney and brickwork behind it; the
north end of No.8, formerly built against, is rendered.
The rear has no features of special interest.
The front is one of the most satisfying of TM Lockwood's
half-timbered designs.
INTERIORS not inspected.
The upper storeys of all properties and the first storey of
Nos 4 & 6 vacant in July 1990 when inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ4118866520

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

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