History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Number 1 Row number 1 Street number 2 Street

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

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1902 / 53°11'24"N

Longitude: -2.8914 / 2°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 340535

OS Northings: 366272

OS Grid: SJ405662

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.304J

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K2BN

Entry Name: Number 1 Row number 1 Street number 2 Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376055

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470041

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 Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Find accommodation in
Hough Green

Listing Text


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066SE BRIDGE STREET AND ROW
595-1/4/55 (East side)
10/01/72 No.1 Street and No.1 Row
(Formerly Listed as:
BRIDGE STREET
No.1 Street & No.1 Row)
(Formerly Listed as:
EASTGATE STREET
No.2)

GV II*

Includes: No.2 Street EASTGATE STREET AND ROW.
Shop in undercroft, shop at Row level and possibly former
accommodation in third and attic storeys, now part of the Row
shop. 1888. By TM Lockwood. Said to be for the 1st Duke of
Westminster, but owned in 1889 by Chester City Council. Timber
frame with plaster panels; red-brown clay tile roof.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including undercroft, Row and attic. One
bay to Bridge Street, a canted corner with an octagonal
tourelle and one bay, north, to Eastgate Street. A modern
shopfront to each street with 7 stone steps to the Row at the
corner under a round timber arch. Painted timber posts through
undercroft and Row storeys. Shaped and pierced splat balusters
between brick end piers to Row front; sloped boarded
stallboard 1.93m from front to back; terrazzo Row walk with
mosaic borders; original shopfront to Row has double doors at
corner, each leaf having a short fielded panel beneath a tall
glazed panel with round upper corners; overlight; reeded
vertically-boarded stall-risers, reeded posts and moulded
frames to shop window of 2 panes to Bridge Street and one pane
to Eastgate Street; a glazed showcase against each end-pier;
fascia and dentilled cornice above shop door and windows;
ceiling with lozenge and circular plaster panels in reeded
timber frame. The third storey bressumer has a patterned
fascia; 3 rows of plaster panels, the lower with central
decorative features and arched braces, the middle row with
round-arched heads and the upper row with ornate quadrant
braces; a mullioned 3-light casement and a 1-light window to
Bridge Street; a taller 4-light canted mullioned and transomed
oriel in the corner turret; a continuous 6-light mullioned
casement to Eastgate Street; leaded glazing with all panes
shaped in all third storey and attic windows; carved cornice
with 4 gargoyles above the oriel. The attic roof is hipped to
the corner; a dormer gable to Bridge Street projects on
consoles carried by herms, with 3 mullioned lights above


round-arched panels; the gable, jettied on shaped brackets,
has herringbone struts and moulded bargeboards. The corner
turret has 3 good pargeted panels beneath a mullioned 4-light
canted casement; the 2-stage curved tourelle roof is capped
with a good wind-vane. 4 consoles separated by round-arched
pargeted panels carry the jettied blank gable to Bridge Street
which has the raised and painted Grosvenor arms in its
round-arched central panel, with shaped panels to each side
and above; carved bargeboards and drop finial. A shaped buff
sandstone chimney at each end of ridge, that to east shared
with No.2 Eastgate Street.
INTERIOR: the undercroft shop, 3 steps down from Bridge Street
and 4 steps from Eastgate Street, has a moulded cast-iron
column and some late C19 beams; it has been extended into No.2
Eastgate Street. An open-well closed-string oak stair from Row
storey to third storey has square newels with plinths and
capitals and moulded swept rail on 2 slender barleysugar
balusters per step. The steep softwood stair to the attic has
turned newels, some turned balusters and some reeded; the roof
structure is exposed.
The best liked of TM Lockwood's buildings in Chester, well
executed in his most flamboyant style.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire:
Harmondsworth: 1971-: 166).

Listing NGR: SJ4053566272

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.