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Number 70 Street Old Custom House

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

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Latitude: 53.1898 / 53°11'23"N

Longitude: -2.8949 / 2°53'41"W

OS Eastings: 340305

OS Northings: 366231

OS Grid: SJ403662

Mapcode National: GBR 79.35B4

Mapcode Global: WH88F.H2QY

Plus Code: 9C5V54Q4+W3

Entry Name: Number 70 Street Old Custom House

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376450

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470451

Also known as: Number 70 Watergate Street (Old Custom House), Upstairs at the Grill

ID on this website: 101376450

Location: Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, 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 Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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595-1/3/420 (North side)
10/01/72 No.70 Street (Old Custom House)
(Formerly Listed as:
Old Custom House)


Custom House of the Port of Chester, now office. Rebuilt 1868
with Gothic Revival detail. Stone-dressed Flemish bond brown
brick; grey slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey, 3 windows. Sandstone plinth and flush
quoins. Door and window openings to the front have stone
surrounds with quoins and hoodmoulds, all with relieving
arches of alternating red and yellow sandstone voussoirs. The
replaced door to right has an arched stone overlight of a
quatrefoil between 2 smaller ones with the inscription "THE
OLD CUSTOM HOUSE BLDG". 2 sashes to the lower storey of one
pane above 2 have steeply-weathered sills; a moulded
first-floor band; the upper storey has 3 sashes of one pane
over 2, with 2 superimposed sills, the upper ones being
recessed. The stone parapet, pierced with quatrefoils, has a
raised centrepiece bearing the Royal arms in relief.
The west gable-end is plain, with a brick chimney with stone
band and cap, and now linked to the west end of the Guildhall,
formerly Holy Trinity Church, by a screen wall; the east end
is built against the tower of the Guildhall.
INTERIOR: patterned tiled floor to entrance bay; stair with
narrow open well has newel, and 2 turned balusters to each
step; plaster cornices to entrance bay and stair well; 6-panel
doors, most now covered; 2 panels beneath east front window to
second storey; modern extension at rear.

Listing NGR: SJ4030566231

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