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SJ4066SW WATERGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/3/407 (North side) 28/07/55 No.10 Street and No.10 Row (Ye Olde Deva Public House) (Formerly Listed as: WATERGATE STREET Nos 2-10 (even) Street & Nos 2-8 (even) Row incl. Victoria Hotel & Deva Hotel)


Undercroft and town house, now undercroft shop and public house. Undercroft probably mid C14; structure from Row level upward rebuilt early C17 and refronted early C19. Sandstone, timber frame and brown brick, with grey slate roof. EXTERIOR: modern shopfront of varnished wood and glass to undercroft; flight of restored stone steps to Row. The Row front has painted brick end-piers with 3 intermediate slender Tuscan cast-iron columns; simple square-section cast-iron railing; the pub facia hides the bressumer; a central console bracket carries a cross beam over the Row; door of 2 panels; two 4-pane flush sashes; rear passage, far left. The third and fourth storeys are of Flemish bond brickwork with three 16-pane recessed sashes to third storey and three 12-pane unequal sashes to fourth storey, with painted stone sills and wedge lintels; painted cornice. The roof, hipped to front, has ridge at right angles to street. The full-width rear gable end has replaced windows, some cambered window-heads, an oak beam on a large post to west over the rear passage, on oak tie-beam to the gable truss, a large east lateral chimney of old brick and a smaller west chimney. INTERIOR: the undercroft is 8.8 metres wide, with sandstone rubble walls. The rear stair formerly to Rows level was probably inserted later. A central timber arcade of 4 bays from front to back, now partly damaged, has samson posts of massive scantling, one replaced in brick, one duplicated in brick and one duplicated in timber, carrying an arch-braced bridging joist on which the arch-braced cross-beams, slotted for joists and supported at their outer ends on recent nib walls, are halved. At Row level much of the probably C17 timber frame is concealed by modern surfacing. The east party wall contains large timbers, and has an early open-well stair with an adjacent inglenook to the rear; the stair has pierced-vase splat balusters; the steps are covered. On the third storey

there is framing of large scantling at front of the eastern front room, an early C18 corner chimneybreast, a moulded plaster beam, and in the rear room a fireplace against the east wall which has a mantel on corbelled stone piers and a plaster overmantel with the Royal arms flanked by the Corbett arms surmounted by a frieze with sea-monsters similar to that in No.53 Row (qv). (Chester Rows Research Project: Brown AN & Grenville JC & Turner RC: Watergate Street: Chester: 1988-).

Listing NGR: SJ4049766288


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

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Date: 26 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04051/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael J Tuck. Source Historic England Archive
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