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13 and 15, Lower Bridge Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1882 / 53°11'17"N

Longitude: -2.8904 / 2°53'25"W

OS Eastings: 340602

OS Northings: 366050

OS Grid: SJ406660

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.30DX

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K4V5

Entry Name: 13 and 15, Lower Bridge Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 November 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470292

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 John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


595-1/4/249 (East side)
10/01/72 No.13 AND 15


Undercroft and town house, now shop and museum. Undercroft
probably partly C14 altered C18 and C19; frontage probably
late C17; interior from Row storey upward probably late C17,
altered C18 and later. Coursed sandstone and brick undercroft;
irregularly bonded brown brick front; grey slate roof, ridge
parallel with front, rear portion altered.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys of one bay. Modern plate glass shopfront
with end piers and fascia rendered. The upper storeys have
flush piers of painted stone. One tripartite sash of 6;24;6
square panes to each upper storey with painted stone sills and
gauged brick heads; a small blocked opening 10 courses high to
attic; the gable parapet has a plain painted stone coping; a
lateral chimney, south.
The rear has a narrow rear wing, north, overlapped by a
full-width outshut; a flush 12-pane sash to the third storey
and a replaced window to the fourth storey of the main block,
both with cambered brick heads.
INTERIOR: at street level there are portions of medieval
stonework of the undercrofts, repaired and altered in brick
C18 and C20. Three sections are visible in No.15: the front
portion of four bays is of brick with timber beams; the north
and south walls of the central section have portions of
medieval stonework, repaired and altered in brick; the rear
portion has stone north and south walls repaired in brick,
with 2 medieval cupboard recesses in the south wall, and a
sandstone east wall with evidence of a medieval rear access
stair. The front room at former Row level has a panelled
embrasure; stair of one flight with winders at bottom has
square newel, closed string, 2 substantial barleysugar
balusters per step and a heavy moulded rail; the rear room has
a stop-chamfered oak beam and a fireplace with carved oak
surround brought in from the former Blue Post Inn. The
panelled third storey front room has one square row beneath
the dado rail and a tall row of panels above it, a chamfered
oak cross-beam, a possibly replaced fireplace with eared
architrave in a corner breast, a door of 2 long, 2 short and 2
long panels in the north wall and a door of 6 fielded panels
from the landing. The second room has a blocked corner flue
and 2 stop-chamfered oak cross-beams crossing also the
later-partitioned landing. The third room has door of 4

panels, the upper 2 with stop-chamfered arrises. The fourth
storey has stout oak beams, some repaired; the cross-beam in
the front room has lambs tongue stops and mortices for joists
in its upper arrises; a corner flue.
(Chester Rows Research Project: Grenville J: Lower Bridge
Street, East: 1988-).

Listing NGR: SJ4060266050

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