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© Dr John L. Wishlade

IoE Number: 469791
Location: 122 FOREGATE STREET (south side)
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Dr John L. Wishlade
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 10 January 1972
Date of last amendment: 23 July 1998
Grade II

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CHESTER CITY (EM) SJ4166 FOREGATE STREET 1932-1/6/108 (South side) 10/01/72 No.122 (Formerly Listed as: FOREGATE STREET No.122 Lombard Bank) GV II Office, now shop. 1902. By John Douglas. For Prudential Assurance Ltd. Tooled squared snecked red sandstone rubble; red clay tile roof. In Douglas's Germanic C17 manner. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus loft in roof; corner entrance with faces of similar length to Foregate Street and Bath Street. Angled porch with 4-panel double doors in basket archway on panelled pilasters; doors have leaded glazing in upper panels; oak inner double doors have glazed upper panels above 4 small lower panels; octagonal shaft at each corner of porch carries first floor on consoles; keystone to porch arch; a miniature leaded light to each side of archway. To Foregate Street a round-arched window with a basket-arched window to each side, with pilasters and moulded voussoirs; to Bath Street 2 basket-arched windows, an 8-panelled door in round-arched opening and a pair of 1-pane; 6-pane recessed sashes; a balustrade-capped stone screen links with No.1 Bath Street (qv). The first floor has a stone-mullioned tripartite sash with 1 pane to lower leafs, 6 panes to upper leafs to the angled front above the porch; a similar 1-light sash in each side of the bay; 8 similar sashes to Foregate Street in a 2;3;3 rhythm and 9 in a 3;2;2;2 rhythm to Bath Street; continuous moulded sillband, frieze and cornice; Chester City coat of arms above porch-bay windows; eaves cornice. A Baroque shaped gable with pair of leaded lights, volutes and obelisk finial above the porch-bay; similar but larger gable above outer bay in Foregate Street has pair of 1;6 pane sashes in pedimented case; cast brackets to rainwater pipe with lead head dated 1902. The face to Bath Street has a similar rainwater pipe and head; cartouche above outer pair of sashes; gable over outer bay with round-headed loops, coping and short finial. The roof to each street has a lead-clad lucarne with finial to hipped roof. 2 red-brick chimneys. The south end is of stone-banded brown brick with a small-pane mullioned and transomed casement under segmental-arched head with stone key. INTERIOR not inspected. (Chester City Council and Committee: Improvement Committee Minutes: 24.9.1902).

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