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Monument Number 545419

Hob Uid: 545419
Location :
Cheshire West and Chester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SJ4055066170
Summary : A neo-Jacobean style brick building erected in 1864 for the second Marquis of Westminster and designed by Edward Hodkinson. It was first occupied by the Beckett Brothers and incorporates a medieval undercroft (14.5 metres in length) of a town house, now subdivided and reduced in height by the insertion of a street level floor in 1864. Originally 4.2 metres high, the undercroft was perhaps used as a seld. In the west cellar wall are sections of Roman bath house masonry, and the medieval rear walling contains a rebated doorway opening into an exposed Roman hypocaust, perhaps restored when found during development in 1864; these roman remains are thought to date from the second century AD. Also in the east wall are compound corbels, comprising of four stones, positioned over the doorway and dating to circa 1300. The Row and above levels have entirely modern clad interiors.
More information : A neo-Jacobean style brick building erected in 1864 for the second Marquis of Westminster and designed by Edward Hodkinson. It was first occupied by the Beckett Brothers and incorporates a medieval undercroft (14.5 metres in length) of a town house, now subdivided and reduced in height by the insertion of a street level floor in 1864. Originally 4.2 metres high, the undercroft was perhaps used as a seld. In the west cellar wall are sections of Roman bath house masonry, and the medieval rear walling contains a rebated doorway opening into an exposed Roman hypocaust, perhaps restored when found during development in 1864; these roman remains are thought to date from the second century AD. Also in the east wall are compound corbels, comprising of four stones, positioned over the doorway and dating to circa 1300. The Row and above levels have entirely modern clad interiors. (1-2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Chester, 06-AUG-1998
Page(s) : 75, 78, 80
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 595-1
Source Number : 2
Source : The Rows of Chester: the Chester Rows Research Project
Source details :
Page(s) : 158
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 16

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Built C2 AD
Monument End Date : 200
Monument Start Date : 101
Monument Type : Bath House, Hypocaust
Evidence : Architectural Component
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Undercroft, Town House, Galleried Row House
Evidence : Extant Building, Destroyed Monument, Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Developed 1864
Monument End Date : 1864
Monument Start Date : 1864
Monument Type : Shop
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : C20
Monument End Date : 1999
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Shop
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 87579
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 470067
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 470073
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 470075
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 46 NW 232
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1503685
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14
Associated Activities : Primary, WATER TOWER STREET
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1999-01-01
End Date : 1999-12-31