NUMBER 1 ROW NUMBER 2-8 STREET NUMBERS 1 AND 3 STREET NUMBERS 2-6 AND 8 (PART) ROW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1376056
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1972
Date of most recent amendment:
06-Aug-1998
Statutory Address:
NUMBER 1 ROW, 1, WATERGATE STREET AND ROW
Statutory Address:
NUMBER 2-8 STREET, 2-8, BRIDGE STREET AND ROW
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 1 AND 3 STREET, 1 AND 3, WATERGATE STREET AND ROW
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 2-6 AND 8 (PART) ROW, 2-6 AND 8, BRIDGE STREET AND ROW

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBER 1 ROW, 1, WATERGATE STREET AND ROW
Statutory Address:
NUMBER 2-8 STREET, 2-8, BRIDGE STREET AND ROW
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 1 AND 3 STREET, 1 AND 3, WATERGATE STREET AND ROW
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 2-6 AND 8 (PART) ROW, 2-6 AND 8, BRIDGE STREET AND ROW

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 40508 66259

Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066SE BRIDGE STREET AND ROW 595-1/4/36 (West side) 10/01/72 Nos.2-8 (even) Street and Nos.2-6 (even) & 8 (part) Row (Formerly Listed as: WATERGATE STREET No 1 Street & No 1 Row) (Formerly Listed as: BRIDGE STREET Nos 2-8 (even) Street & Nos 2-8 (even) Row) (Formerly Listed as: WATERGATE STREET No 3 Street & No 3 Row)

GV II*

Includes: Nos.1 & 3 Street and Nos.1 & 3 Row WATERGATE STREET AND ROW. 6 town houses with shops, now offices. 1892. By TM Lockwood. For 1st Duke of Westminster. Yellow sandstone and red Ruabon brick with blue diapering flanked by timber framing with plaster panels; brown clay tile roofs. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including street level and Row; 4 bays to Bridge Street, 3 to Watergate Street; canted corner to street junction, with stone steps to Row. 2 bays to each street next to corner are ashlar to lower 2 storeys and stone-dressed brick above. Arcade to Row has one round and one elliptical arch to Bridge Street and 2 elliptical arches to Watergate Street; Renaissance architraves, moulded bands, pediments and cartouches; one shaped gable to each street. Outer bay to Watergate Street, top storey of third bay and upper 2 storeys of fourth bay to Bridge Street have close studding of oak, jetties to each storey and herringbone struts to gables; richly carved frieze, console brackets and grotesque heads. Oak-framed hip-roofed porch at Row level before No.3 Watergate Street shelters S-shaped stair to street. Row to Nos 2 & 4 Bridge Street has splat balusters, all other bays have wooden turned vase balusters, painted. Modern shopfronts to both streets and to No.2 Row. 5 Row casements, partly leaded, and 4 part-glazed panelled doors in panelled cases. Upper-storey in brick walls have moulded stone surrounds, mullions and transoms; oriel windows on oak-framed walls, some with round-arched middle lights; all windows leaded. Cast-iron rainwater-heads, pipes and brackets. A wrought-iron sign bracket to each street, that to Watergate Street having bronze



eagle's head. Rears not visible. INTERIORS much altered. Open-well stair in No.6 Bridge Street; some good fireplaces; 6-panel doors; cornices. The most satisfying of TM Lockwood's many buildings in Chester.







Listing NGR: SJ4050866259

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
470042
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 2002
Reference: IOE01/04931/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael J Tuck. Source Historic England Archive
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