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78-94, FOREGATE STREET (See details for further address information)

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

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Latitude: 53.1913 / 53°11'28"N

Longitude: -2.8843 / 2°53'3"W

OS Eastings: 341009

OS Northings: 366391

OS Grid: SJ410663

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2V65

Mapcode Global: WH88F.N1PS

Plus Code: 9C5V54R8+G7

Entry Name: 78-94, FOREGATE STREET (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 23 July 1998

Last Amended: 11 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375805

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469784

ID on this website: 101375805

Location: Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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Cooperative department store. 1904-5. By Douglas and Minshull. For the Chester Cooperative Society. Extended 1914 and converted 1980s to a range of shops. Stone-dressed brick. Baroque in manner. EXTERIOR: 9 bays to Foregate Street; 3 bays to Love Street, right. The ground floor has Roman Doric bay columns of cream stone, altered shop-fronts and blank fascia. The first floor has broad display windows with stained patterned leaded glazing above transom; the narrower windows have sashes and inserted hoppers; all have stone surrounds. Stone frieze and cornice on corbels. The corner has a segmental-arched 3-light window of 7;16;7 panes to each face, above eaves level, beneath a lead-roofed cupola with a small-paned lantern and domed roof with tall finial. 5 quasi-Palladian timber ;6;20;6;6-pane dormers, and a stone-dressed Baroque dormer casement to Foregate Street and to Love Street. The 3 left bays to Foregate Street, 1914, are flat-roofed. 2 ridge chimneys, one with stone cap. HISTORICAL NOTE: not in any of John Douglas's normal Vernacular Revival manners, the design shocked the City Council Improvement Committee; the partial leaded glazing was the price paid for their approval.
(Chester City Council and Committee: Improvement Committee Minutes: 25.5.04; 22.6.1914).

Listing NGR: SJ4100966391

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