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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: 1376370



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: I

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470365

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SJ4066NW NORTHGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/1/301 The Northgate 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: The Northgate)


Archway carrying the City Walls footpath over Northgate Street. Built in place of the former medieval Gatehouse in 1810 by Thomas Harrison for the City Council. Pale red sandstone ashlar. A segmental arch with coffered soffit spans the carriageway; a rectangular portal for the pavement to either side has an attached unfluted Greek Doric column at each corner. A dentilled cornice carries a panelled parapet to each side of the Walls footpath. The broad central panel of the north parapet is inscribed: INCHOATA GUIELMO NEWELL ARM. MAI. A.D. MDCCCVIII: PERFECTA THOMA GROSVENOR ARM. MAI. A.D. MDCCCX: THOMA HARRISON ARCHITECTO The north parapet is inscribed: PROTAM SEPTENTRIONALEM SUBSTRUCTAM A ROMANE VETUSTATE JAM DILAPSURAM: COMES GROSVENOR A.R. GEORGII TERTII LI. The adjacent City Wall parapets, a little lower, are swept upwards to the abutments of the Northgate. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 82-3).

Listing NGR: SJ4041166674

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Harris, B, 'Bartholomew City Guides' in Chester, (1979), 82-3

National Grid Reference: SJ 40411 66674


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