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Numbers 62 and 64 Street

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1923 / 53°11'32"N

Longitude: -2.8922 / 2°53'32"W

OS Eastings: 340484

OS Northings: 366509

OS Grid: SJ404665

Mapcode National: GBR 79.2ZZB

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J1Z0

Entry Name: Numbers 62 and 64 Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470352

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

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Listing Text


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066NW NORTHGATE STREET AND ROW
595-1/1/318 (East side)
10/01/72 Nos.62 & 64 Street
(Formerly Listed as:
NORTHGATE STREET
(East side)
Nos.60 AND 62)
(Formerly Listed as:
NORTHGATE STREET
(East side)
No.64)

GV II

Shop and 2 houses, now cafe and solicitor's office. Mid C18.
Red-brown brick in Flemish bond to front, with grey slate roof
having ridge parallel with the street.
EXTERIOR: the rendered first storey has a replaced door to the
stair and a modern shopfront of no interest. The second storey
has 3 flush 12-pane sashes with painted stone sills and
rusticated wedge lintels, perhaps false, which have dropped
keystones; the third storey is similar, but with 9-pane
unequal sashes; moulded cornice beneath a 5-course brick
parapet with a plain stone coping; a chimney before the ridge
at each end and one behind the ridge at the north end. The
rear faces an inaccessible yard.
INTERIOR: the cellar, parallel with the street, is approx 6 x
3.5m. The rock-cut walls to the front and back are approx
1.25m high, but rising higher towards the ends of the brick
barrel vaults, with some masonry and brick walling above the
bedrock. The main vault has a cross-vault running back approx
one metre in the north half. To the front there is a
barrel-vaulted rock-cut chute near the south end and 0.7m from
the north end a flight of heavy stone steps, formerly giving
direct access from the street, but now blocked. Brickwork at
the end of the cross-vault and in the rear wall further south
suggest that cellars may have extended further east, but if so
are now blocked. The cellar is probably older than the
building above. The first storey has no visible features of
interest. The stair is replaced in the original well which has
a small fixed light in the south gable, concealed from
external view; the main second storey room to the front has a
full-width basket archway with panelled pilasters and lattice
panelling to the intrados, a similarly decorated beam further
forward, a fireplace with moulded shouldered architrave, an
eared overmantel panel and 2 tiers of side cupboards with


fielded panels to their double doors. Other rooms have a
painted chamfered beam, corner chimney breasts and a cupboard
with fielded-panels to doors on 'H' hinges.

Listing NGR: SJ4048466507

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

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