© Dr John L. Wishlade
122 FOREGATE STREET (south side)
CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Dr John L. Wishlade
30 June 2001
10 January 1972
Date of last amendment:
23 July 1998
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CHESTER CITY (EM)
SJ4166 FOREGATE STREET
1932-1/6/108 (South side)
(Formerly Listed as:
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
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
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