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Number 2 Row number 4 Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1902 / 53°11'24"N

Longitude: -2.8913 / 2°53'28"W

OS Eastings: 340540

OS Northings: 366272

OS Grid: SJ405662

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.305M

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K2DN

Entry Name: Number 2 Row number 4 Street

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470203

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


595-1/4/169 (South side)
23/05/67 No.4 Street and No.2 Row
(Formerly Listed as:
No.4 Street and No.2 Row)


Shop and accommodation on site of former undercroft and town
house; now undercroft shop, Row shop, workshop and storage.
Rebuilt 1888 by TM Lockwood for the first Duke of Westminster.
Sandstone and timber framing with brown tile roof and
terracotta ridge tiles. Vernacular Revival, but very opulent.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys of one bay, including undercroft and Row
levels. Reworked street level shopfront, now entered from No.2
Street (qv), has 2 windows of 3 panes above panelled
stallrisers. Red sandstone end-piers rise through undercroft
and Row storeys. Turned timber Row front balusters and moulded
rail; sloped boarded stallboard 1.65m from front to back
between stone-banded brick cross-walls; boarded Row-walk; the
shopfront is original, with recessed glazed door, showcase on
east side and mullioned and transomed shop window, west, of 4
panes to front and one pane to entrance, on panelled
stallrisers and with frieze and dentil cornice; reversed-taper
carved pilasters; a short shop window at west end of front,
now incorporated in No.2 Row; carved cross-beams on consoles;
stop-chamfered joists to plaster ceiling over stallboard and
Row-walk. The Classical caps to the end piers carry
mask-corbels to the carved and stop-chamfered bressumer. 2
front consoles on each end pier and 3 secondary and 8 tertiary
brackets from the bressumer to the carved jetty-beam; the
third storey has a row of panels with 2 coats of arms beneath
a continuous window comprising 2 transomed lights under round
arches on richly-carved herms. Flanked by 5-light mullioned
and transomed oriels on ornate brackets and with carved-panel
frieze. The key of each central arch and a console at each end
support the carved fourth storey jetty-beam dated 1888;
richly-ornamented small-framing beneath and to each side of a
5-light mullioned and transomed casement. 4 consoles on herms
carry the cove-jettied front gable which has 2 pargeted panels
beneath a 3-light mullioned casement; all the upper storey
windows have patterned leaded glazing. The gable has
small-framing to sides of window and close-studding above it;
bargeboards and shaped finial.
The west end rises above No.2 Eastgate Row/No.1 Bridge Street

Row (qv) by the same architect. The fourth storey and
end-gable are expressed like the front, but with a shaped
sandstone gable chimney, an effective vertical feature close
to the street corner.
INTERIOR: surfaces in the street-level shop are covered; the
Row-level shop has an 1888 corner fireplace; a good ornate
late C19 cast-iron spiral stair; some minor features in the
third and fourth storeys; roof structure visible in attic.
(Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City Council:

Listing NGR: SJ4054066272

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

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