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Numbers 48 and 50 Street

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.19 / 53°11'24"N

Longitude: -2.8936 / 2°53'36"W

OS Eastings: 340390

OS Northings: 366256

OS Grid: SJ403662

Mapcode National: GBR 79.35LV

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J2BS

Entry Name: Numbers 48 and 50 Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470442

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
595-1/3/414 (North side)
10/01/72 Nos.48 & 50 Street
(Formerly Listed as:
WATERGATE STREET
Nos.48 AND 50)

GV II

Undercroft and town house, now shop and photographer's
premises, with the storey above vacant in October 1991.
Medieval; early C18; Row enclosed C18; refronted early C19.
Brown Flemish bond brick; a tall parapet conceals the grey
slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys. The shop in the former undercroft has an
altered C19 front with a recessed part glazed 3-panel door and
a window of 3 panes with a terminal pilaster; the tall
recessed porch, far left, contains 12 steps to a door of 4
fielded panels above 2 flush panels at former Row level. The
Row storey has a 2-pane sash set proud of the wall-face, and a
facia and cornice at the former bressumer level. The third
storey has a canted oriel with a 2-pane sash above a boarded
cheek on each face, and with an ornate cast-iron cresting. The
fourth storey has a 2-course brick string at floor level, two
4-pane sashes and a stone-coped parapet.
The rear gable end has a 12-pane sash a small inserted window
to each of the 2 lower storeys, with a corbelled 2-course
brick string and a 16-pane sash above; the gable is
stone-coped with a chimney at the north west corner.
INTERIOR: the medieval west wall to the undercroft is visible,
of painted coursed sandstone rubble; there are 5 large
chamfered oak cross-beams. The Row storey has a part-glazed
inner hall door; the front room has a door with a glazed panel
above a pair of smaller panels; early C18 wall panelling with
one row of panels beneath the dado rail and tall panels and a
cornice above it; the chimney breast has an overmantel of one
large panel above a pair of small ones, set between
full-height fluted pilasters; part of a Tuscan pillar of the
former Row front is visible in the west embrasure of the
window. The back room has a 6-panel door, covered to the hall,
and panelling which is largely covered above the dado. The
dogleg newel stair to the third storey has 2 plump vase
balusters to each step; the third storey front room has a
cornice and a moulded plaster beam. The stair rises in an open
well to the fourth storey, where the rooms have 2-panel doors.

Listing NGR: SJ4039066256

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

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