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© Dr John L. Wishlade

IoE Number: 470041
Location: NUMBER 1 STREET, 1 BRIDGE STREET AND ROW (east side)
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Dr John L. Wishlade
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 10 January 1972
Date of last amendment: 06 August 1998
Grade II*

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CHESTER CITY (IM) SJ4066SE BRIDGE STREET AND ROW 595-1/4/55 (East side) 10/01/72 No.1 Street and No.1 Row (Formerly Listed as: BRIDGE STREET No.1 Street & No.1 Row) (Formerly Listed as: EASTGATE STREET No.2) GV II* Includes: No.2 Street EASTGATE STREET AND ROW. Shop in undercroft, shop at Row level and possibly former accommodation in third and attic storeys, now part of the Row shop. 1888. By TM Lockwood. Said to be for the 1st Duke of Westminster, but owned in 1889 by Chester City Council. Timber frame with plaster panels; red-brown clay tile roof. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including undercroft, Row and attic. One bay to Bridge Street, a canted corner with an octagonal tourelle and one bay, north, to Eastgate Street. A modern shopfront to each street with 7 stone steps to the Row at the corner under a round timber arch. Painted timber posts through undercroft and Row storeys. Shaped and pierced splat balusters between brick end piers to Row front; sloped boarded stallboard 1.93m from front to back; terrazzo Row walk with mosaic borders; original shopfront to Row has double doors at corner, each leaf having a short fielded panel beneath a tall glazed panel with round upper corners; overlight; reeded vertically-boarded stall-risers, reeded posts and moulded frames to shop window of 2 panes to Bridge Street and one pane to Eastgate Street; a glazed showcase against each end-pier; fascia and dentilled cornice above shop door and windows; ceiling with lozenge and circular plaster panels in reeded timber frame. The third storey bressumer has a patterned fascia; 3 rows of plaster panels, the lower with central decorative features and arched braces, the middle row with round-arched heads and the upper row with ornate quadrant braces; a mullioned 3-light casement and a 1-light window to Bridge Street; a taller 4-light canted mullioned and transomed oriel in the corner turret; a continuous 6-light mullioned casement to Eastgate Street; leaded glazing with all panes shaped in all third storey and attic windows; carved cornice with 4 gargoyles above the oriel. The attic roof is hipped to the corner; a dormer gable to Bridge Street projects on consoles carried by herms, with 3 mullioned lights above round-arched panels; the gable, jettied on shaped brackets, has herringbone struts and moulded bargeboards. The corner turret has 3 good pargeted panels beneath a mullioned 4-light canted casement; the 2-stage curved tourelle roof is capped with a good wind-vane. 4 consoles separated by round-arched pargeted panels carry the jettied blank gable to Bridge Street which has the raised and painted Grosvenor arms in its round-arched central panel, with shaped panels to each side and above; carved bargeboards and drop finial. A shaped buff sandstone chimney at each end of ridge, that to east shared with No.2 Eastgate Street. INTERIOR: the undercroft shop, 3 steps down from Bridge Street and 4 steps from Eastgate Street, has a moulded cast-iron column and some late C19 beams; it has been extended into No.2 Eastgate Street. An open-well closed-string oak stair from Row storey to third storey has square newels with plinths and capitals and moulded swept rail on 2 slender barleysugar balusters per step. The steep softwood stair to the attic has turned newels, some turned balusters and some reeded; the roof structure is exposed. The best liked of TM Lockwood's buildings in Chester, well executed in his most flamboyant style. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 166).

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