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Monument Number 545432

Hob Uid: 545432
Location :
Cheshire West and Chester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SJ4056066130
Summary : An architect who developed the black and white style of the Vernacular Revival with enthusiasm was Thomas Edwards. Together with his partner W H Kelly, Edwards took over James Harrison's practice on his death in 1866. Edwards was responsible for 55 Bridge Street, built as an art gallery for David Sherratt in 1899. It has an exuberant facade, incorporating jettying, carved timber panels in the manner of Bishop Lloyd's Palace, and a statue of Charles I. The elaborate wrought iron hanging sign is contemporary with the building. The brick and stone undercroft of a former town house is probably 18th century, and retains large-scantling bridging joists that support the Row storey. The interior at Row level and above are little altered and contain tall top-lit galleries for the displaying of painting and other works of art. Now an undercroft shop and two storey Row shop.
More information :

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Chester, 06-AUG-1998
Page(s) : 96-7
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 595-1
Source Number : 2
Source : The Rows of Chester: the Chester Rows Research Project
Source details :
Page(s) : 124, 159
Figs. : 137
Plates :
Vol(s) : 16

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Undercroft, Town House, Galleried Row House
Evidence : Extant Building, Destroyed Monument, Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt in 1889
Monument End Date : 1889
Monument Start Date : 1889
Monument Type : Art Gallery, Jettied Building
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Now
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
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 : 87585
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 470093
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 46 NW 237
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
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