History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Numbers 54 and 56 Street

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

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 53.19 / 53°11'24"N

Longitude: -2.8938 / 2°53'37"W

OS Eastings: 340378

OS Northings: 366253

OS Grid: SJ403662

Mapcode National: GBR 79.35KR

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J27S

Entry Name: Numbers 54 and 56 Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470446

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

Find accommodation in
Hough Green

Listing Text


595-1/3/416 (North side)
10/01/72 Nos.54 & 56 Street
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.54 AND 56)


Undercroft and town house, now shop and 2 vacant flats in
October 1991. Origin probably c1300 but refronted and largely
rebuilt c1840 and rooms on the third and fourth storeys
relined late C20. Some sandstone; Flemish bond brown brick;
slate roof with brick parapet.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys. The rendered front to the undercroft has
a plinth, a glazed door with a large pane above a pair of
smaller panels, a plain shop window, a small window and, next
to the east party wall, a tall round-arched porch containing
eleven steps to the storey at former Row level, with a door of
6 fielded panels beneath an ornate overlight with a roundel
and 6 oval panes flanked by four curved daggers. The sashes
are recessed, with one to the Row storey and 2 to the third
storey of 16 panes and 2 of 8 panes/4 panes to the fourth
storey. A sillband of painted stone to the third storey; the
other sashes have painted stone sills; all have wedge lintels.
All openings have been removed from the lowest storey of the
rear gable end; the middle storey has 2 recessed 16-pane
sashes with painted sills and gauged brick heads; the top
storey two 8/4 pane sashes with cambered heads.
INTERIOR: the undercroft east wall of coursed sandstone c1300
has damaged corbelled stone steps formerly to Row level, now
within a cupboard; c.f. Chorley Old Hall, Chorley C.P.,
Macclesfield Borough. 2 flat oak beams. Stair hall with basket
arches; stair-well with 2 rounded niches and domed lantern of
iron; dogleg open-string stair has brackets, reeded stick
balusters, winders and swept handrail with wreath at base.
(Chester Rows Research Project: Brown AN & Grenville JC &
Turner RC: Watergate Street: Chester: 1988-: 33).

Listing NGR: SJ4037866253

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.