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Number 22 Row number 22 Street

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1903 / 53°11'24"N

Longitude: -2.8926 / 2°53'33"W

OS Eastings: 340456

OS Northings: 366280

OS Grid: SJ404662

Mapcode National: GBR 79.35VF

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J2SL

Entry Name: Number 22 Row number 22 Street

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470425

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


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066SW WATERGATE STREET AND ROW
595-1/3/408 (North side)
28/07/55 No.22 Street and No.22 Row
(Formerly Listed as:
WATERGATE STREET
No.22 Street & No.22 Row)

GV II*

Undercroft and town house, now shops and offices. The
undercroft is probably C14, timber framing of the upper
structure C17 and brick facade and casing mid C19. Sandstone,
timber framing and Flemish bond brown brick; grey slate roof.
EXTERIOR: painted rusticated stone front below Row and to
corner with Goss Street has a segmental-arched doorway
containing a covered broad-board door, west, and a
camber-arched 4-pane central window. Rendered brick end-piers
to Row; 2 intermediate Tuscan pillars; cast-iron railings with
round-arched heads carry a double rail separated by roundels;
rendered bressumer with cornice moulding; rendered front to
Row shop has a half-glazed 4-panel door between panelled
pilasters at west and a small 3-light camber-arched shop
window at centre. 2 recessed 12-pane sashes to third storey
have painted stone sills and wedge lintels; brick
string-course, with one upper course oversailing 2 courses, at
second floor; 2 nearly-flush sashes to fourth storey have
painted stone sills and gauged brick arches; brick cornice
projects in three stages: 1 course; 2 courses; 1 course, below
a parapet of 11 courses with a moulded stone cap. The east
side to Goss Street has a recessed doorway in a shouldered
architrave approached by 6 repaired stone steps, with a door
of 6 fielded panels. There are 12-pane and 16-pane sashes and
a 16-pane stair window. The full-width gable to rear is
largely concealed by No.1 Goss Street (not included).
INTERIOR: the west wall of the undercroft contains a formerly
4-bay structure of Samson posts carrying a damaged bridging
joist of large scantling. The front post, partly cut away, has
a damaged jetty-bracket towards the Row. 2 Samson posts remain
further back, with a chamfered cross-beam on the bridging
joist opposite each carrying broad, heavy common joists. Brick
supports are inserted under the east ends of the cross-beams.
There is a barrel-vaulted rear extension of plastered brick,
probably C18, not of full width. The shop at Row level has a
timber post exposed in the west wall and a panelled window
embrasure. The structure of the third and fourth storeys are
concealed by modern surfaces; there is a simple panelled


fire-surround in the front room of the fourth storey.
(Chester Rows Research Project: Brown AN & Grenville JC &
Turner RC: Watergate Street: Chester: 1988-: 31-32).

Listing NGR: SJ4045666280

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

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