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List Entry Summary

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: 1376399



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470395

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SJ4065NE 595-1/6/242 28/07/55

CHESTER CITY (IM) SHIPGATE STREET (North West side) No.2 Shipgate House



Town house, now offices. Some internal features probably late C17 but facade rebuilt mid C18. Stone-dressed irregular Flemish bond red-brown brick with hipped grey slate roof, ridge parallel with front. EXTERIOR: basement and 3 storeys; double-fronted. The brick plinth with flush quoins and moulded stone cap has 3 steps down to door of 3 fielded panels and a small-pane cross-window left of main entrance; external L-shaped stone stair of 5 and 4 steps on brick support to door of 6 fielded panels with fanlight of shaped panes in case with fluted pilasters and pedimented hood on modillion brackets; 2 flush 12-pane sashes; the second storey has a stone floor-band and 3 flush sashes of 12 square panes; the third storey has a stone floor-band and 3 flush pane sashes; the windows have stone sills and gauged brick heads with keystones; a stone cornice beam, on modillions; boldly-projecting boxed eaves with a moulded cornice, returning to the south-west side. The rear is altered. INTERIOR: the basement has probably C17 external walls of coursed sandstone and 6 chamfered oak cross-beams; the second bay has a former inglenook pierced to provide a doorway with an oak bressumer to No.4 Shipgate Street (qv). The first storey has a simple passage, a round arch on fluted antae to stair-hall which has a refaced basket-arch under landing; 6-panel door to west front room. Open-well closed-string oak stair has square newels, 2 barleysugar balusters per step, straight rails of moulded rectangular section and panelled dado with panelled pilasters. The second storey landing has oak beams; the front room has oak shutters in embrasures, fluted frieze and moulded cornice. The open-well stair continues to third storey and attic. The third storey has 3 oak beams parallel with the front and 2 angled beams beneath the hips. The attic has angled struts, principal rafters, purlins and rafters of oak. The II* grading is for the facade and stair.

Listing NGR: SJ 40622 65866

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National Grid Reference: SJ4062265866


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