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Number 5, 7 and 9 Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1908 / 53°11'26"N

Longitude: -2.8917 / 2°53'30"W

OS Eastings: 340518

OS Northings: 366339

OS Grid: SJ405663

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2S3S

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K276

Entry Name: Number 5, 7 and 9 Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470331

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, 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 Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


(West side)

Nos.5, 7 & 9 Street

(Formerly Listed as: NORTHGATE STREET (West side) Nos 5-9 (odd) Row)



3 shops with accommodation, now 2 shops and part of a larger
shop. 1900. By John Douglas as architect and owner. With Nos
11-31 (odd) (qv) they form an enterprising and assured Neo
Vernacular range which includes shops by H Beswick and J
Strong. No.9 was partly rebuilt after fire damage in 1914.
Timber frame with plaster panels; slate roofs with gables to
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys in vivacious late C16 manner. Arcade of 6
bays, raised 2 steps above street pavement, has moulded timber
posts on shaped sandstone plinths and 3-centred timber arches
with richly-carved spandrels and keys; modern shopfronts of no
interest; bressumer carved with running pattern is dated 1900.
The second storey has shaped plaster panels beneath 2 canted
oriels of 5 lights to each shop, with shaped mullions and
moulded transoms, each on 4 brackets divided by carved panels;
leaded glazing with shaped panes; ogee heads to lights
surmounted by richly-carved panels. a niche between the two
oriels of each shop contains a carved figure: Justitia on
No.5, St Crispin on No.7 and unidentified on No.9. Carved
bressumers on shaped brackets carry the 3 jettied gables which
have shaped panels, carved bargeboards and ornate finials,
that to No.9 damaged. The rears are concealed.
INTERIORS: Nos 5 & 7 have cellars with no features of interest
in succession to former undercrofts; No.9 has brickwork of a
partly medieval undercroft.
Nos 5-31 (odd) are collectively known as `Saddler's Row' and
were previously listed as Row numbers.
(Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City Council: MB 1899;
Chester Rows Research Project: Harris R: Northgate Street:

Listing NGR: SJ 40518 66339

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

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