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17 AND 19, LOWER BRIDGE STREET (See details for further address information)

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

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Latitude: 53.188 / 53°11'16"N

Longitude: -2.8904 / 2°53'25"W

OS Eastings: 340600

OS Northings: 366029

OS Grid: SJ406660

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.30DZ

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K4TB

Entry Name: 17 AND 19, LOWER BRIDGE STREET (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 November 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376300

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470295

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


595-1/4/251 (East side)
10/01/72 Nos.17 AND 19 AND Nos.1 and 2
Unity Passage


2-bay undercroft and town house, now 2 shops and town houses.
The shops containing probably late medieval elements of the
undercrofts, the upper storeys rebuilt early to mid C19 and
altered 1970s. Lined render on brick; grey slate roof, altered
to rear.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, 2 bays. Handed shopfronts with
part-glazed doors and shop-windows above stallrisers with rows
of quatrefoils; central, intermediate and end pilasters and
simple fascias. Each upper storey has 2 Gothick windows
proportioned as Georgian sashes but containing fixed lights
and casements with cusped-arch glazing bars; painted sills,
probably of stone, to the second storey and fourth storey;
sillband to third storey. The boldly-projecting boxed cornice
on brackets and the lateral chimneys are in Italianate manner.
INTERIOR: at street level a central party wall divides the 2
shops, probably on the line of a former arcade of posts
between the bays of the undercroft; the spacing of the
cross-beams of heavy section is the same in both shops; some
cornices; the walls are clad. The second storey, with access
via steps to No.11A Lower Bridge Street (qv), has the
stallboard of the former Row enclosed and the Row walk
preserved as Unity Passage. The enclosure of the Row
stallboard to form a chamber appears to be early C19, but in
1894 JR Crawford proposed to build cottages to the rear, and
renamed the rear courtyard, formerly Rock Court, Unity Place;
he had No.49 Bridge Street Row (qv) and rebuilt No.21 Lower
Bridge Street in 1895 (not included).
The former Row storey and the third and fourth storeys could
not be inspected, but on cursory inspection in 1988 are stated
to have revealed no features of special interest.
(Chester Rows Research Project: Grenville J: Lower Bridge
Street East: 1988-; Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester
City Council: 1/8/1894).

Listing NGR: SJ4060066029

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

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