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Number 25 Street

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

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Latitude: 53.1912 / 53°11'28"N

Longitude: -2.8919 / 2°53'30"W

OS Eastings: 340505

OS Northings: 366379

OS Grid: SJ405663

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2S2C

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K14X

Entry Name: Number 25 Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470341

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


595-1/4/283 (West side)
10/01/72 No.25 Street
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
No 25 Row)


Undercroft, shop and restaurant, formerly the Woolpack Inn.
Medieval undercroft possibly of Roman origin, the Row and
upper storeys rebuilt, probably in 1903, by John Douglas
senior partner of Douglas and Minshull and modified c1914 to
design of 1909 by James Strong. Sandstone, timber frame with
plaster panels; roof of small green slates.
EXTERIOR: undercroft, now cellar, and 3 storeys. The Row
storey 2 steps above pavement level has a timber archway on
jowled posts. Brackets carry the jettied second storey which
has a moulded beam below a row of ornate panels under a
full-width window of 3 casements, each with 2 shaped mullions,
2 transoms, leaded glazing and carved pilasters to corners and
between casements carrying 4 brackets to support the moulded
third storey jetty-beam. The third storey has a 6-light
mullioned casement, ornate plaster panels and 4 colonnettes
beneath tall shaped brackets to the coved jetty of the front
gable which has quatrefoil panels in diagonal framing;
bargeboards. The rear is of no special interest.
INTERIOR: the long narrow cellar undercroft of sandstone is
largely medieval, but may have Roman, or reused Roman, stones
immediately above the bedrock at the east end of the north
wall. The surfaces of the Row and second and third storeys,
are largely covered and no feature of special historic
interest is visible.
Nos 5-31 (odd) are collectively known as `Saddler's Row' and
were previously listed as Row numbers.
(Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City Council:
1902-1914; Chester Rows Research Project: Harris R: Northgate
Street: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SJ4050566379

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

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