St Peter's Chambers :: Shared Description

Occupying 35-45 St Petersgate these buildings are grade II listed. LinkExternal link

The architect Thomas Allen had offices here in the 1880s and may have been responsible for the design. The plan is rectangular with five shop units on the ground floor, divided into groups of two and a single unit at the south-west end by two doorways with entrance lobbies and staircases to upper-floor chambers. Two chambers with suites of rooms on the first floor.

To the left (north-east) is a five-bay range (Nos.35-43) with a central doorway to No.39, the first-floor chambers. Round-headed doorway with elaborate carved stone surround of curved inner arch encased in cable-moulding, with segmental indents to the arch voussiors and console keystone surmounted by a bust of St Peter in an outer arch. Crossed keys below bust and incised gothic lettering to each side stating St Peter's Chambers. Over the outer arch is a segmental-curved modillion cornice which is continued as a straight modillion cornice above the ground-floor shops, though now partially obscured by modern shop fronts, with a first-floor stone band above. To the right (south-west) end is a slightly projecting range (No.45) with three first-floor bays and a central gablet in the form of a broken triangular pediment. To the left of the ground floor is a round arched doorway to the first-floor chambers with moulded stone imposts and head with giant keystone rising to a first-floor stone band. . Above is a large, central oriel window with a gadrooned stone pedestal base, a semi-circular window with five curved two-pane sash windows separated by slender iron colonettes, surmounted by a decorative ironwork balustrade with sunflower motifs. Above the balustrade, within the gablet, is a round-headed two-pane sash window with moulded stone head and keystone.
by Gerald England
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SJ8990 : Entrance detail: St Peter's Chambers by Gerald England
SJ8990 : St  Peter's Chambers bay window by Gerald England


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Created: Wed, 21 Nov 2012, Updated: Sun, 9 Sep 2018

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