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44, Lower Bridge Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1875 / 53°11'14"N

Longitude: -2.8906 / 2°53'26"W

OS Eastings: 340584

OS Northings: 365970

OS Grid: SJ405659

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.369W

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K4QQ

Plus Code: 9C5V54P5+XP

Entry Name: 44, Lower Bridge Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376305

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470300

ID on this website: 101376305

Location: Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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595-1/6/234 (West side)
10/01/72 No.44


Town house, now shop, office and studio. C17 or earlier core
and front probably 1717, when the Row was enclosed.
stone-dressed Flemish bond brown brick; grey slate with front
gable set back behind parapet.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys. The shopfront has a replaced 2-pane
glazed door and shop window in a rendered surround probably of
stone; timber modillion cornice; old stone end-piers, the
north one rendered, rise through first and second storeys,
formerly undercroft and Row. The second, third and fourth
storeys have 2 flush sashes, each with painted stone sills and
wedge lintels of 12 square panes to second storey, 16 panes to
the third storey and 9 panes to the fourth storey. The
end-piers are unbonded through the lower two storeys, but the
third and fourth storeys have rusticated quoins. Parapet with
simple coping.
INTERIOR: the first and second storeys have chamfered
cross-beams of oak. A dogleg closed-string oak stair with
square newels, 2 substantial barleysugar balusters per step,
moulded straight rectangular rails and dado of fielded panels.
The third storey front room has 2 chamfered oak beams and a
corner chimney-breast; the rear room has an oak beam. The
open-well stair to the fourth storey is detailed similarly to
that below. The fourth storey has 2 exposed cross-beams.
(Chester Rows Research Project: Grenville J: Lower Bridge
Street West: 1988-).

Listing NGR: SJ4058465970

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