SJ4066 : The Rows, Chester, 1960

taken 61 years ago, near to Chester, Cheshire, Great Britain

The Rows, Chester, 1960
The Rows, Chester, 1960
The west side of Bridge Street near the cross. None of the shops are in the same ownership today.

The nearest of the timber framed buildings is Cowper House, rebuilt by Thomas Cowper (Mayor of Chester 1641-2) in 1664 but with medieval undercrofts; Listed Grade I.

Note the 'No Waiting' signs with hinged flaps allowing alternation of the side of the road on which waiting was permitted. Someone would have had the job of going round on a daily basis to change them to the correct display.
Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
July 1960   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Chester 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 17th Century 
Building Material (from Tags)
Timber Frame 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4051 6626 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.4051N 2:53.5083W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4053 6624
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Chester Rows  Grade I Listed 

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