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Shipgate House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1866 / 53°11'11"N

Longitude: -2.89 / 2°53'24"W

OS Eastings: 340622

OS Northings: 365866

OS Grid: SJ406658

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.36GL

Mapcode Global: WH88F.L50F

Entry Name: Shipgate House

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470395

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 John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ4065NE
595-1/6/242
28/07/55

CHESTER CITY (IM)
SHIPGATE STREET
(North West side)
No.2

Shipgate House

II*

GV

Town house, now offices. Some internal features probably late
C17 but facade rebuilt mid C18. Stone-dressed irregular
Flemish bond red-brown brick with hipped grey slate roof,
ridge parallel with front.
EXTERIOR: basement and 3 storeys; double-fronted. The brick
plinth with flush quoins and moulded stone cap has 3 steps
down to door of 3 fielded panels and a small-pane cross-window
left of main entrance; external L-shaped stone stair of 5 and
4 steps on brick support to door of 6 fielded panels with
fanlight of shaped panes in case with fluted pilasters and
pedimented hood on modillion brackets; 2 flush 12-pane sashes;
the second storey has a stone floor-band and 3 flush sashes of
12 square panes; the third storey has a stone floor-band and 3
flush pane sashes; the windows have stone sills and gauged
brick heads with keystones; a stone cornice beam, on
modillions; boldly-projecting boxed eaves with a moulded
cornice, returning to the south-west side. The rear is
altered.
INTERIOR: the basement has probably C17 external walls of
coursed sandstone and 6 chamfered oak cross-beams; the second
bay has a former inglenook pierced to provide a doorway with
an oak bressumer to No.4 Shipgate Street (qv). The first
storey has a simple passage, a round arch on fluted antae to
stair-hall which has a refaced basket-arch under landing;
6-panel door to west front room. Open-well closed-string oak
stair has square newels, 2 barleysugar balusters per step,
straight rails of moulded rectangular section and panelled
dado with panelled pilasters. The second storey landing has
oak beams; the front room has oak shutters in embrasures,
fluted frieze and moulded cornice. The open-well stair
continues to third storey and attic. The third storey has 3
oak beams parallel with the front and 2 angled beams beneath
the hips. The attic has angled struts, principal rafters,
purlins and rafters of oak. The II* grading is for the facade
and stair.

Listing NGR: SJ 40622 65866

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