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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1376242



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470236

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SJ4066SE EASTGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/4/166 (North side) 10/01/72 Nos.47-57 (odd) Street (Midland Bank) (Formerly Listed as: EASTGATE STREET Nos.47-57 (Odd) Midland Bank)


Grosvenor Club and North and South Wales Bank, now Midland Bank. 1883-4. By Douglas and Fordham. Enlarged 1908. Red sandstone and stone-dressed brick with Westmorland green slate roof. EXTERIOR: 3 high storeys, in schloss style. The vertically expressed entrance bay has a wing of 2 windows, west, and a 3-window wing with a large front gable, east. The stone first storey has modern glazed door in moulded case with Grosvenor portcullis carved on lintel and mullioned windows with 2 transoms. Above the door corbels, with 2 coats of arms between, support a canted 3-storey oriel-bay. The first storey frieze to the east wing bears shields with the arms of the 12 former shires of Wales. The west bay of the second storey has a canted oriel under a steep hipped roof; the other windows have mullions and 2 transoms; leaded glazing in the upper lights; a band of blank panel tracery and projecting diapers, relieved with a coat of arms; the third storey has windows with mullions and one transom, all with basket arches holding tracery. The Grosvenor arms, centrally placed on the east wing; 1883 in gilt metal figures; corbel table. The attic storey has a spire with lead finial over the entrance bay, a shorter spire west and an elaborate shaped gable to the east wing with the Grosvenor sheaf, 4 finials and, on the roof behind, a tapering square belfry with pyramidal roof and lead finial. 2 shaped chimneys. The east face to the City Wall is largely brick; windows have brick mullions, stone transoms and basket-arched upper lights; an angled oriel; a Tudor-arched door to the wall walk. INTERIOR not inspected. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 53).

Listing NGR: SJ4069466354

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Harris, B, 'Bartholomew City Guides' in Chester, (1979), 53

National Grid Reference: SJ 40694 66354


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