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Number 57 Street numbers 63 and 65 Row

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1889 / 53°11'20"N

Longitude: -2.8908 / 2°53'26"W

OS Eastings: 340575

OS Northings: 366130

OS Grid: SJ405661

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.309C

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K3NM

Entry Name: Number 57 Street numbers 63 and 65 Row

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470094

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


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066SE BRIDGE STREET AND ROW
595-1/4/77 (East side)
10/01/72 No.57 Street and Nos.63 & 65 Row
(Formerly Listed as:
BRIDGE STREET
No 57 Street & Nos 63 & 65 Row)

GV II*

Undercroft and town house, then undercroft shop, Row shop and
accommodation now used as storage. Medieval, not closely
dateable; C17, early C19 and C20. Sandstone, some timber
framing, brick; the roof is not visible.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including undercroft and Row; one bay. Mid
C20 shopfront to street in simplified early C20 manner; 11
sandstone steps to Row, 4 repaired. Cast-iron railing to Row
front and return has circlets in double bottom rail, stick
balusters and a castellated pattern between paired top rails;
timber-cased end-posts and a cast-iron Roman Doric central
column; covered sloped stallboard 2.21m from front to back;
flagged Row walk; the simple shopfront has an added security
blind to entrance; plaster ceiling; the Row-top bressumer
behind timber fascia and cornice has Flemish bond brown
brickwork with pale headers above. 2 recessed sashes to each
upper storey, now of 4 panes, have painted stone sills and
wedge lintels; a full cornice and low parapet of painted
stone.
INTERIOR: the undercroft shop has surfaces covered; the
cross-beams are boxed; from the back a sandstone passage leads
to a medieval rear undercroft 3.7m wide and 3.47m front to
back; the west wall is the former rear wall of the medieval
front undercroft, with masonry visible south of the doorway; a
cupboard recess in the west wall; a roughly chamfered oak beam
against the north wall is probably C17.
The Row shop is lined, but with doorway to the south passage
which has a stop-chamfered cross-beam and other indications of
C17 timber framing. A dogleg stair to the third storey has
closed string, turned newel and stick balusters. The chamber
above the Row has a substantial skirting, dado rail, 2 panels
beneath each window, splayed jambs and broad architraves, a
probably cast-iron painted fireplace with Corinthian-derived
fluted pilasters and frieze beneath mantel of vine leaves in
seven round-arched panels; the ceiling has a plaster cornice
above a simple frieze; a plaster rose. The second and third
rooms have 6-panel doors; the third room has a simple
Classical timber corner fireplace, a 2-panel door on H hinges


to a small cupboard with architraves and a larger cupboard
with door of 3 broad boards; a panel of wattle is displayed in
the passage wall; a closet cupboard. The fourth room has a
door of 4 fielded panels on HL hinges, a round-arched
cast-iron grate in a C19 wood fireplace with stop-chamfered
pilasters carrying a moulded mantel on acanthus brackets. The
back room could not be inspected.
A closed-string dogleg stair to the fourth storey has turned
newels, 2 stick balusters per step and swept rail. The front
room, now divided, has a 4-panel door and a simple corner
fireplace in the south part. The second room has no features;
the third room has a 6-panel door, a cupboard door of 3 broad
boards and a 16-pane flush sash; the door to the back wing is
later C19, with 3;2;3;2 panels. the back room has a 6-panel
door and a flush sash.

Listing NGR: SJ4057566130

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

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