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90 and 92, Lower Bridge Street

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1864 / 53°11'10"N

Longitude: -2.8897 / 2°53'23"W

OS Eastings: 340642

OS Northings: 365846

OS Grid: SJ406658

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.36JV

Mapcode Global: WH88F.L54L

Entry Name: 90 and 92, Lower Bridge Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376317

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470312

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


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NE LOWER BRIDGE STREET
595-1/6/244 (West side)
10/01/72 Nos.90 AND 92

GV II

Town house, now shop, cafe and flats. Probably of C15 origin
altered C17, C18, early C19 and C20. Flemish bond brown brick
front post-1816; grey slate roof, formerly with a pair of
front gables, since early C19 concealed by a tall parapet.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2 bays. Originally timber-framed, of 2
storey height, increased to 3 storeys and apparently largely
cased in brick with 4 cross-casements to the front C17,
refronted early C19 and shop door and windows and door to
upper storeys, south, formed then or later; shop door of 6
panels, 4 now glazed, has a 1-light 1-pane window, north, and
two 1-pane windows south; house door of 4 fielded panels above
2 flush panels south of the shopfront; timber cornice on
brackets. The upper storeys have recessed sashes with painted
stone sills and wedge lintels, 3 of 12 panes to the second
storey and 3 of 9 panes to third storey; brick parapet with
moulded stone coping. The north side and rear are clad in
brick of late C17 character, renewed at corner; a heavy
bay-post near centre of side wall. Valley chimney.
INTERIOR: the first storey is altered: large central stack.
The front room has a chamfered cross-beam, perhaps reused and
altered; posts in side-walls; studded south wall; the lower
part of a massive 2-storey post c300mm x 300mm belling out to
nearly 450mm x 450mm at its crown, suggesting a former 2-bay
great hall. The beams are altered. An inserted passage south
of the front room leads to the stair. Altered opening for a
broad fireplace in front room.
The second storey has a good full-width front room with small
oak panelling to rear wall and matching doors, sub-panels to
embrasures and 4-panel ceiling with ornamental early C17
plasterwork on the 2 side-beams and the rear frieze and
cornice; the central beam from front to back is renewed. The
north wall has a jowled post. The central post in the rear
room, now abutted by inserted partitions, has broad
angle-braces to north, south and west and mortice for the east
brace, now removed.
The framing to the third storey, mostly scanty and of late C17
character, contains some heavier timbers, probably re-used.
(Batenham: Engravings of Chester City: Chester: 1816-; Chester
Rows Research Project: Grenville J: Lower Bridge Street, West:
1986-).


Listing NGR: SJ4064265846

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