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Number 38 Street numbers 36 and 38 Row

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

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Latitude: 53.1893 / 53°11'21"N

Longitude: -2.8915 / 2°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 340527

OS Northings: 366170

OS Grid: SJ405661

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.303R

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K39C

Entry Name: Number 38 Street numbers 36 and 38 Row

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470068

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


595-1/4/48 (West side)
10/01/72 No.38 Street and Nos.36 & 38 Row
(Formerly Listed as:
No 38 Street & Nos 36 & 38 Row)


Shop at street level, shop at Row level and warehouse, now
bank and, in part of Row storey, a shop. 1897. By Douglas and
Fordham. Pale yellow sandstone, stone-dressed brick and timber
frame with plaster panels; grey-green slate roof, main ridge
parallel with Bridge Street.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including street and Row levels; sandstone
end piers to street and Row storeys, the south pier canted at
corner of Pierpoint Lane. Shopfront to street, altered for
Bank 1980s, has a central recessed entrance, stone stallriser
and windows with basket-arched upper panes. The Row front of 3
basket arches has carved balusters, moulded handrail, carved
timber pilasters against the end piers and 2 carved posts;
screeded surfaces to stallboard and Row walk; archway through
painted stone-dressed cross-wall, north; painted stone-dressed
rear wall to Row has panelled door in recessed porch with 4
steps, a pair of 2-light stone mullioned and transomed windows
and one similar separated window, all leaded above the
transoms, a moulded beam, south, 2 hollow-stop-chamfered
intermediate beams and a diagonal corner beam on moulded
brackets; plastered ceiling. The jettied close-studded third
storey has bressumer on ornate corner-bracket with carved-head
corbel and mock-gargoyles at caps of posts; 2 canted 6-light
oriels in front gable-end have concave timber-framed apron, 2
transoms, trefoil heads to upper lights and leaded glazing;
the short north bay has a 3-light trefoil-headed leaded
casement with middle light altered. The jettied gable has a
carved cambered tie-beam dated 1897 on 6 shaped brackets,
herringbone struts and shaped and pierced bargeboards.
The south face to Pierpoint Lane of stone-dressed hard red
brick in English garden wall bond has mullioned small-pane
barred windows to the first storey, one of 4 lights, 2 of 3
lights and one of 2 lights; 2 central doorways, altered, each
with a boarded door and timber-framed side-panel of
herringbone brickwork; a blocked doorway, west has 4 tall
herringbone panels with a 4-light fixed window above. The
second storey has stone mullioned and transomed casements, 3
of 3 lights and one of 2 lights plus 3 of one light. The third

storey timber framing of the front is returned to Pierpoint
Lane, terminating in a wood-mullioned 5-light leaded casement
with 2 transoms under a small gable with carved tie-beam, 3
posts, plaster panels, carved bargeboards and drop finial; a
wood-mullioned 3-light leaded casement; a corbelled chimney
with 4 attached lozenge flues; 3 wood-mullioned 3-light leaded
casements; a loading doorway blocked in timber-framed
herringbone brickwork with a hoist-arm and a gabled cockloft
dormer above.
INTERIOR: has no publicly visible features of special
HISTORICAL NOTE: Chester City Council Improvement Committee
Minute, 6 May 1897 may refer to this property, approving the
erection of buildings in Bridge Street by John Douglas for the
1st Duke of Westminster.
(Chester Rows Research Project: Harris R: Archive, Bridge
Street West: 1989-; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and
Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 167; Improvement
Committee Minutes: Chester City Council: 6/5/1897).

Listing NGR: SJ4052766170

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

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