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Number 30 Row number 32 Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1895 / 53°11'22"N

Longitude: -2.8916 / 2°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 340523

OS Northings: 366189

OS Grid: SJ405661

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.303P

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K387

Entry Name: Number 30 Row number 32 Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470064

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

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Listing Text


595-1/4/45 (West side)
10/01/72 No.32 Street and No.30 Row
(Formerly Listed as:
No.32 Street & No.30 Row)


Undercroft and town house, now a street level shop, a Row
level shop and accommodation. Medieval, 1811 and early and
late C20. Brown brick in Flemish bond; roof at right-angle to
the street re-covered in probably cement tiles.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including undercroft and Row levels. The
street-level shopfront of wood and glass is probably c1900
with part-glazed 2-panel recessed door having plain overlight
and 1-pane canted window above a sub-panel to each side; main
shop window of one pane above a sub-panel to each side of
entrance; stop-chamfered mullion-posts with consoles carry a
cornice. The Row front has simple cast-iron stick balusters
and rail; central cast-iron Tuscan column; the stallboard,
1.17m from front to back has surface covered; boarded Row
walk; modern shopfront has small-paned part-glazed door and
window; plastered ceiling to stallboard and Row walk; the
bressumer is concealed. The third and fourth storeys have 2
recessed sashes to each, with painted stone sillbands and
heads expressed as wedge lintels, of 12 panes to the third
storey and 9 panes to the fourth storey. Lead rainwater pipe
and head, the top bracket dated 1811; painted stone cornice; 3
chimneys on north wall.
The late C19 cottage adjoining the rear forms part of the
property but has no visible external features of special
INTERIOR: the medieval undercroft, tapering on plan, is the
longest identified in the Rows at 40.85m. Walls are, where
visible, of coursed rubble sandstone and later brickwork,
plastered in part; 5 chamfered oak beams not closely datable
and 2 altered beams; behind the 4-storey portion is an
inserted concrete flat roof on the medieval walls, behind
which the sandstone side walls continue, barrel-vaulted in
brick C18, to the sandstone rear wall.
The Row storey has an open-well open-string stair to the third
and fourth storeys with shaped brackets, stick balusters and
swept rail; early C19 cast-iron grates; a C19 leaded rear
window. The third and fourth storeys have early C19 cast-iron
grates. The rear portion, probably formerly a separate

dwelling, has a C18 panelled room and a partly-altered C18
(Chester Rows Research Project: Harris R: Archive, Bridge
Street West: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SJ4052366189

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

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