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Number 22 Street numbers 24, 26 and 28 Row

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

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Latitude: 53.1903 / 53°11'24"N

Longitude: -2.8905 / 2°53'25"W

OS Eastings: 340596

OS Northings: 366279

OS Grid: SJ405662

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.30C2

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K2SL

Entry Name: Number 22 Street numbers 24, 26 and 28 Row

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470215

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


595-1/4/178 (South side)
28/07/55 No.22 Street and Nos.24, 26 & 28 Row
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos 22 & 24 Street & Nos 24-30
(even) Row)


Undercroft and town house, now undercroft shop, Row shop and
storage. Dated 1610, altered C18 and comprehensively
refurnished 1852 by TM Penson for Mr Platt. Timber frame with
plaster panels; grey slate roof with ridge at right-angle to
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys of one bay. Shopfront to street c1900 has
sandstone stallriser, 2-pane window, pilasters with moulded
arrises and an Arts and Crafts rainwater head and square pipe,
east, with vine pattern and inscribed G.A. on pipe and 3 lions
passant on head; flights of 9 repaired stone steps to Row
walk; 6 plaster panels above shopfront and 6 to the soffit of
the kiosk in front of the Row walk have scattered sgraffiti
including the Grosvenor portcullis and floral motifs; a lion
bracket, west, and a shaped bracket, east, to the jettied
kiosk, which has scanty small-framing and two 3-pane windows.
The Row walk behind and Row shopfront have no features of
special interest. The third storey is continuous with the
kiosk front, and has two 12-pane sashes which look C18. The
front gable has a jetty beam, apparently genuine, dated
16:CB:10, below mid-C19 framing; moulded bargeboards and
INTERIOR: the undercroft and Row shops are lined, with no
features of special interest visible. 2 small over-Row
chambers have C19 moulded cornices. There is no third storey
floor behind the Row, but only the suspended C20 ceiling of
the shop below; C17 bay posts and, probably, trusses;
plastered framing in adjacent passage. The rear rooms have mid
C19 brickwork and modern cladding.
HISTORICAL NOTE: in 1852 the Chester Archaeological Society
hailed Penson's work as a pioneer example of the restoration
of a C17 Vernacular building in Chester.
(Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society: Old Series:
Chester: 1851-1857: 184).

Listing NGR: SJ4059666279

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

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