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4-10, Abbey Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1925 / 53°11'33"N

Longitude: -2.8909 / 2°53'27"W

OS Eastings: 340575

OS Northings: 366530

OS Grid: SJ405665

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2SBX

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K0MW

Entry Name: 4-10, Abbey Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470024

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

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Listing Text


595-1/2/22 (South side)
10/01/72 Nos.4-10 (Even)


Row of 4 small town houses. 1826-8. For Mr Thomas of King
Street, Chester as sub-lessor of the prebendal land of Rev.
James Thomas Law. Flemish bond brown brick with grey slate
EXTERIOR: cellars and 3 storeys. Painted sandstone plinth;
stone steps to doors of 6 margined panels with overlights
glazed in pattern of convex lozenges on saltires in timber
cases with fluted pilasters, plain friezes and cornice hoods;
painted stone sills and wedge lintels; sashes are recessed,
one of 16 panes to first storey of each house, sillband to
second storey which has 2 sashes to each house; two 9-pane
sashes to third storey of each house; painted stone cornice; 2
west gable chimneys, 3 chimneys before the ridge and 3 behind
it. Miscellaneous fenestration on west gable-end. Single
storey monopitch-roofed rear outshuts; 12-pane flush sashes to
second storey and 9-pane flush sashes to the third storey,
that to No.10 having glazing bars removed from lower leaf. A
late C19 second storey window proud of wall, on brick
corbelling, in east gable end.
INTERIOR not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Prebendary JT Law, resident at Nos 1 and 2
Abbey Square (qv), engineered this development on land
previously occupied by his stables, to the displeasure of Dean
and majority of Chapter.
(Burne RVH: Chester Cathedral: London: 1958-).

Listing NGR: SJ4056866527

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

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