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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.


List entry Number: 1376082



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470068

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SJ4066SE BRIDGE STREET AND ROW 595-1/4/48 (West side) 10/01/72 No.38 Street and Nos.36 & 38 Row (Formerly Listed as: BRIDGE STREET No 38 Street & Nos 36 & 38 Row)


Shop at street level, shop at Row level and warehouse, now bank and, in part of Row storey, a shop. 1897. By Douglas and Fordham. Pale yellow sandstone, stone-dressed brick and timber frame with plaster panels; grey-green slate roof, main ridge parallel with Bridge Street. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including street and Row levels; sandstone end piers to street and Row storeys, the south pier canted at corner of Pierpoint Lane. Shopfront to street, altered for Bank 1980s, has a central recessed entrance, stone stallriser and windows with basket-arched upper panes. The Row front of 3 basket arches has carved balusters, moulded handrail, carved timber pilasters against the end piers and 2 carved posts; screeded surfaces to stallboard and Row walk; archway through painted stone-dressed cross-wall, north; painted stone-dressed rear wall to Row has panelled door in recessed porch with 4 steps, a pair of 2-light stone mullioned and transomed windows and one similar separated window, all leaded above the transoms, a moulded beam, south, 2 hollow-stop-chamfered intermediate beams and a diagonal corner beam on moulded brackets; plastered ceiling. The jettied close-studded third storey has bressumer on ornate corner-bracket with carved-head corbel and mock-gargoyles at caps of posts; 2 canted 6-light oriels in front gable-end have concave timber-framed apron, 2 transoms, trefoil heads to upper lights and leaded glazing; the short north bay has a 3-light trefoil-headed leaded casement with middle light altered. The jettied gable has a carved cambered tie-beam dated 1897 on 6 shaped brackets, herringbone struts and shaped and pierced bargeboards. The south face to Pierpoint Lane of stone-dressed hard red brick in English garden wall bond has mullioned small-pane barred windows to the first storey, one of 4 lights, 2 of 3 lights and one of 2 lights; 2 central doorways, altered, each with a boarded door and timber-framed side-panel of herringbone brickwork; a blocked doorway, west has 4 tall herringbone panels with a 4-light fixed window above. The second storey has stone mullioned and transomed casements, 3 of 3 lights and one of 2 lights plus 3 of one light. The third

storey timber framing of the front is returned to Pierpoint Lane, terminating in a wood-mullioned 5-light leaded casement with 2 transoms under a small gable with carved tie-beam, 3 posts, plaster panels, carved bargeboards and drop finial; a wood-mullioned 3-light leaded casement; a corbelled chimney with 4 attached lozenge flues; 3 wood-mullioned 3-light leaded casements; a loading doorway blocked in timber-framed herringbone brickwork with a hoist-arm and a gabled cockloft dormer above. INTERIOR: has no publicly visible features of special interest. HISTORICAL NOTE: Chester City Council Improvement Committee Minute, 6 May 1897 may refer to this property, approving the erection of buildings in Bridge Street by John Douglas for the 1st Duke of Westminster. (Chester Rows Research Project: Harris R: Archive, Bridge Street West: 1989-; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 167; Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City Council: 6/5/1897).

Listing NGR: SJ4052766170

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971), 167

National Grid Reference: SJ 40527 66170


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