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Number 21 and 23 Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1911 / 53°11'27"N

Longitude: -2.8918 / 2°53'30"W

OS Eastings: 340510

OS Northings: 366373

OS Grid: SJ405663

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2S2D

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K15Y

Entry Name: Number 21 and 23 Street

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470339

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 Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


595-1/4/282 (West side)
28/07/55 Nos.21 & 23 Street
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
No 21 Row & No 23 Row)


Shop formerly with living accommodation, now shop and cafe, on
site of either one or 2 medieval tenements. The present
building is 1897 by H Beswick for Charles Brown. There were no
medieval undercrofts; the cellars incorporate Roman items. The
interior was altered late C20. Sandstone, timber-frame with
plaster panels, clay tile roof.
EXTERIOR: cellar and 3 storeys, now converted to 2. The Row, 2
steps above pavement level, has an arcade with a narrow cusped
archway to each side of a broader opening. Red sandstone
end-piers and 2 stop-chamfered intermediate posts on sandstone
plinths have carved jetty-brackets; the central opening has
cusped brackets in the bressumer. The second storey has
continuous mullioned and transomed leaded glazing with a
4-light canted oriel on brackets above each side-arch and
paired 3-light casements above the central opening; 5
principal posts with spiral colonnettes support carved
brackets to the jettied third storey which has an ornate skirt
to the base of the front gable, 4 pargeted panels inscribed
18:C:B:97 beneath a mullioned casement of 6 leaded lights with
3 curved struts to each side; ornate panels above casement;
shaped bargeboards on paired brackets; carved finial;
cast-iron rainwater heads. The rear is of brick, with no
features of special interest.
INTERIOR: the cellar of No.21 contained a Roman pit; the
cellar of No.23 has remains from Roman principia. The upper
storeys have no visible features of interest.
Nos 5-31 (odd) are collectively known as `Saddler's Row' and
were previously listed as Row numbers.
(Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City Council: 1897-;
Chester Rows Research Project: Harris R: Northgate Street:

Listing NGR: SJ4051066373

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

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