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Latitude: 53.1901 / 53°11'24"N
Longitude: -2.8913 / 2°53'28"W
OS Eastings: 340541
OS Northings: 366265
OS Grid: SJ405662
Mapcode National: GBR 7B.305M
Mapcode Global: WH88F.K2DP
Entry Name: Numbers 3, 5 and 7 Row numbers 3, 5 and 7 Street
Listing Date: 10 January 1972
Last Amended: 6 August 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1376057
English Heritage Legacy ID: 470043
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
CHESTER CITY (IM)
SJ4066SE BRIDGE STREET AND ROW
595-1/4/56 (East side)
10/01/72 Nos.3, 5 & 7 Street and Nos.3, 5 & 7
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.3-7 (odd) Street & Nos.3-7 (odd)
3 undercroft shops and 3 Row shops with upper storeys probably
formerly accommodation but now workshops and storage. Rebuilt
1889-90 by WM Boden. Ruabon brick, cast-iron and timber
framing with plaster panels; red-brown clay tile roof, main
ridge parallel with front.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including undercroft and Row; 3 bays,
symmetrical. The undercrofts have C20 shopfronts. Shaped splat
balusters to Row front; brick end-piers; 2 intermediate
supports, probably cast-iron, in square wooden cases with
moulded capitals; boarded sloped stallboard 1-93m from front
to back; boarded Row walk; C20 shopfronts; timber depressed
arch on stone corbels with ornate pendant to each bay; shaped
brackets support a tiled lean-to roof intersecting 3 canted
5-light mullioned oriels with concave sub-panels and leaded
glazing above their transoms; a 9-inch English garden wall
bond wall between and beside the oriels. 4 large shaped
brackets support the jettied fourth storey: small framing;
projecting central bay has a 4-light mock oriel on a concave
sub-panel and with leaded glazing above the transom; a shallow
3-light canted oriel in each side-bay under a gablet with a
pair of curved braces; bargeboards; a coved plastered jetty to
the central gable which has a moulded tie-beam, S-curved
herringbone struts, bargeboards and a shaped finial; 3 brick
chimneys behind the ridge.
INTERIOR: the undercrofts have 4 steps down from street to
No.3, 5 steps to No.5 and 4 to No.7; the interiors are lined.
The upper storeys, planned around a central lightwell glazed
above the Row storey, have no visible individual features of
special interest, but the structure may deserve note:
September 16 1889 "...The old premises were constructed of
[timber] and plaster about 4in. thick and, as space is very
valuable, I propose to build all the partitions of 4.1/2in.
Ruabon pressed bricks and hoop iron bands, using freely
cast-iron joists and girders resting on strong pillars. The
front wall below timber framing 9 in. thick and all basement
walls 9 in.
When approved you can have copies for your use
Yours very faithfully
William M. Boden"
The drawings were sent October 21 1889 to the City Council.
(Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City Council: 18/9 &
Listing NGR: SJ4054166265
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