NUMBER 21 AND 23 STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1376344
Date first listed:
28-Jul-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
06-Aug-1998
Statutory Address:
NUMBER 21 AND 23 STREET, 21 AND 23, NORTHGATE STREET AND ROW

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBER 21 AND 23 STREET, 21 AND 23, NORTHGATE 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 40510 66373

Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066SE NORTHGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/4/282 (West side) 28/07/55 Nos.21 & 23 Street (Formerly Listed as: NORTHGATE STREET (West side) No 21 Row & No 23 Row)

GV II*

Shop formerly with living accommodation, now shop and cafe, on site of either one or 2 medieval tenements. The present building is 1897 by H Beswick for Charles Brown. There were no medieval undercrofts; the cellars incorporate Roman items. The interior was altered late C20. Sandstone, timber-frame with plaster panels, clay tile roof. EXTERIOR: cellar and 3 storeys, now converted to 2. The Row, 2 steps above pavement level, has an arcade with a narrow cusped archway to each side of a broader opening. Red sandstone end-piers and 2 stop-chamfered intermediate posts on sandstone plinths have carved jetty-brackets; the central opening has cusped brackets in the bressumer. The second storey has continuous mullioned and transomed leaded glazing with a 4-light canted oriel on brackets above each side-arch and paired 3-light casements above the central opening; 5 principal posts with spiral colonnettes support carved brackets to the jettied third storey which has an ornate skirt to the base of the front gable, 4 pargeted panels inscribed 18:C:B:97 beneath a mullioned casement of 6 leaded lights with 3 curved struts to each side; ornate panels above casement; shaped bargeboards on paired brackets; carved finial; cast-iron rainwater heads. The rear is of brick, with no features of special interest. INTERIOR: the cellar of No.21 contained a Roman pit; the cellar of No.23 has remains from Roman principia. The upper storeys have no visible features of interest. Nos 5-31 (odd) are collectively known as `Saddler's Row' and were previously listed as Row numbers. (Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City Council: 1897-; Chester Rows Research Project: Harris R: Northgate Street: 1989-).





Listing NGR: SJ4051066373

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
470339
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: 14 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/07380/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr John L. Wishlade. Source Historic England Archive
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