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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.

Name: NUMBER 9 STREET NUMBERS 11 AND 11A ROW GODS PROVIDENCE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1376422

Location

NUMBER 9 STREET, 9, WATERGATE STREET AND ROW
NUMBERS 11 AND 11A ROW GODS PROVIDENCE HOUSE, 11 AND 11A, WATERGATE STREET AND ROW

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: 28-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470418

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Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4066SW WATERGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/3/383 (South side) 28/07/55 No.9 Street and Nos.11 & 11A Row (God's Providence House) (Formerly Listed as: WATERGATE STREET No 9 Street & No 11A Row)

GV II

Undercroft and town house, now undercroft shop, Row shop occupying 2 storeys and a vacant storey. Late C13 to 1652, largely rebuilt 1862 by James Harrison as shops and town house. Sandstone and timber frame with plaster panels; slate roof with gable to street. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys including street and Row levels; one bay. Altered shopfront to street with concrete steps to Row, right; shopfront of early C20 character to Row; rail to Row on arch-braced posts in Jacobean style with iron dogbars. The Row fascia is inscribed 'God's Providence is mine Inheritance', said to be in thanks for deliverance from the plague of 1647-8. Small framing to upper 2 storeys with elaborately moulded recessed plaster panels; a row of quatrefoil braces across gable foot; ornate bargeboards and finial. Casement of four 3-pane lights to third storey and cross-window to fourth storey, both centrally placed. No visible chimney. The facade is loosely based on that of 1652, but showier and probably taller. Rear elevation not visible. INTERIOR: late C13 west party wall to undercroft of sandstone, later extended forward to street; rubble sandstone east wall has 2 beam corbels; C17 beams. An extension to rear of brick is probably C18 or C19; the ceiling structure is hidden. The shop at Row level has a painted stop-chamfered beam and a simple frieze with picture rail and cornice. The third storey, now a single room, has console brackets at head of stair, a cornice with fruit motifs, 2 plastered chamfered beams plus one replaced in steel, and a wheel-shaped moulded plaster rose decorated with flowers and fruit at the centre of each of 4 ceiling panels. The attic storey has 3 plain collar trusses, ceiled above collars. (Chester Rows Research Project: Brown AN & Grenville JC & Turner RC: Watergate Street: Chester: 1988-: 4,5,14 & 28; Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-).





Listing NGR: SJ4048566261

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Author: Harris, B - Title: Chester - Date: 1979 - Journal Title: Bartholomew City Guides

National Grid Reference: SJ 40485 66261

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