5-11, ABBEY STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1376039
Date first listed:
28-Jul-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
06-Aug-1998
Statutory Address:
5-11, ABBEY STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
5-11, ABBEY STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ4060166550

Details

SJ4066NE 595-1/2/23 28/07/55

CHESTER CITY (IM) ABBEY STREET (North side)

Nos.5-11 (Odd) (Formerly Listed as: ABBEY STREET (North side) Nos.5-9 (Odd))

II*

GV

Terrace of 3 town houses. Nos 5 & 7 dated 1764. Brown brick with grey slate roof. No.11 adjoins the rear of No.9. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; Nos 5 & 7 have 3 windows each, No.9 four, to each upper storey. Painted stone plinth. Nos 5 & 7 have 3 apron steps, No.9 four, of stone to doors of 6 fielded panels with overlights in painted stone cases with eared architraves, pulvinated friezes and triangular pediments. The overlights to Nos 5 & 7 have patterned glazing of a concave lozenge in an ellipse; No.9 has a pattern of 4 quadrants and 2 semicircles in the 12-pane margin to 2 central panes. Flush sashes with painted stone sills and rusticated wedge lintels, 2 of 12 panes to Nos 5 & 7, and 3 of 12 panes to No.9, No.5 also having a boarded rear access door and No.7 a probably inserted small 12-pane sash, detailed as the other windows. The second storey sashes have 12 panes and the shorter third storey sashes 9 panes. All sashes to No.5 are replaced, with horns. Painted stone cornice beneath a 4-course brick parapet with simple stone cornice. Chimney before ridge between Nos 5 & 7, ridge chimney between Nos 7 & 9 and gable chimney to No.9. Vertical brick joint between Nos 7 & 9 which has higher roof; rainwater pipe and head between Nos 5 & 7 is dated 1764 on top butterfly bracket. The rear of No.5 has a low rear wing, west, and 2 altered first storey sashes, 3 flush 12-pane sashes with gauged brick arches and keystone to the second storey, plus an inserted 8-pane sash; a flush 6-pane attic window in the rear table. No.7 has an added 2-storey canted bay with altered lower window; three 12-pane flush sashes to the third storey have gauged brick arches; a small 2-pane light in gable to attic. No.9, extended as No.11, to rear, later C19 and C20, has flush sashes, west, to upper storeys. INTERIORS could not be inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: the houses were built by leaseholders from the Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral.





Listing NGR: SJ 40601 66550

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
470025
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/12710/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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