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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
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
CHESTER CITY (IM)
NORTHGATE STREET AND ROW
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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