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Number 39 Street

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1893 / 53°11'21"N

Longitude: -2.8911 / 2°53'27"W

OS Eastings: 340557

OS Northings: 366172

OS Grid: SJ405661

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.3071

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K3JB

Entry Name: Number 39 Street

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470073

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066SE BRIDGE STREET AND ROW
595-1/4/68 (East side)
28/07/55 No.39 Street
(Formerly Listed as:
BRIDGE STREET
No 39 Street & No 45 Row (formerly
listed as No 45A Row))

GV I

Part of Roman bath-house, then undercroft of a town house, now
a cafe with partly disused cellar beneath. C2, late C13-early
C14, altered 1864 and C20. Squared sandstone rubble and
painted brickwork.
EXTERIOR: the cafe has a street-level floor inserted 1864;
with the cellar beneath it comprises a tall medieval
undercroft, perhaps a seld or one-product market, as
documented elsewhere in Bridge Street. The west cellar wall
contains Roman bath-house masonry; the north and east cellar
and cafe walls have C12-C13 squared rubble sandstone masonry;
an opening through the north wall, towards the east end, leads
down 8 steps, now concrete, to the undercroft formerly at rear
of No.37 Street (qv), with floor and lower walls of bedrock.
Towards the north a rock-cut sump, probably medieval, fed with
water, has a timber rail on column-on-vase balusters, probably
1864; some oak beams and joists. A rebated medieval doorway,
east, leads to remains of a Roman hypocaust, perhaps restored
when found during redevelopment in 1864. There are 27
surviving square, waisted columns in a rectangular chamber
formerly containing 4 rows of 8 columns. A large 4-course
stone corbel and a smaller corbel to each side in east wall of
cafe.


Listing NGR: SJ4056166172

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

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