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Number 5 and Rear Dwelling and Attached Wall

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

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Latitude: 53.1865 / 53°11'11"N

Longitude: -2.8891 / 2°53'20"W

OS Eastings: 340682

OS Northings: 365861

OS Grid: SJ406658

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.36P6

Mapcode Global: WH88F.L5FG

Entry Name: Number 5 and Rear Dwelling and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470038

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

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


595-1/6/33 (East side)
28/07/55 No.5
and rear dwelling and attached wall
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-11 AND 13 (Odd))


A substantial town house and rear dwelling, now offices and
rear house. Mid C18. Flemish bond brown brick, sandstone and
hipped grey slate roof, ridge at right-angle to front.
EXTERIOR: basement and 4 storeys of 3 bays. Wrought-iron
railing to stone-paved forecourt with 10 stone steps down to
basement which has boarded door under steps and landing to
main entrance. Coursed sandstone front to basement has a
replaced window. Front door of 6 fielded panels, north, has a
decorated radial-bar fanlight and a panelled case with fluted
pilasters, Doric frieze and segmental pediment. Flush sashes
with painted stone sills and rusticated wedge lintels with
keystones: 2 of 12 panes to first storey; 3 of 12 panes to
second storey; 3, shorter, of 12 square panes to the third
storey, and 2, replaced, of 4 panes to fourth storey. Fluted
rainwater head and, in part, pipe near each corner. Stone
cornice and brick parapet with simple coping.
The rear of the main block has flush sashes; tripartite of
4;12;4 panes to first storey, 12-pane to second storey and of
12 square panes to third storey; replaced with 4 panes to
fourth storey; all have painted stone sills and keystones to
segmental brick arches. A small rear wing, north, has a 4-pane
flush sash and a replaced stair window with arched head;
stone-capped parapets to gables.
Attached to rear wing of main block a long 3-storey wing
contains a separate house: the first storey has a nearly flush
12-pane sash to each side of a 6-panel door with fanlight in a
pedimental case; the second and third storeys have a long
round-arched stair window with a nearly flush 12-pane sash and
a 4-pane attic-storey sash to each side; the rear gable-end
has a 4-pane window to the first storey; a flush sash of 12
square panes and a C20 bridge to a modern door to the second
storey; a cavetto stone coping to gable-parapet. The attached
yard wall has curved wrought-iron spikes, east, where it is a
retaining wall; a flight of 24 stone steps down to flagged
passage to the main block and yard to the rear house.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ4068265861

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

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