Ye Olde Edgar

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Ye Olde Edgar
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Ye Olde Edgar
Location 86 and 88 Lower Bridge Street, Chester
Coordinates 53°11′11″N 2°53′23″W / 53.1865°N 2.8898°W / 53.1865; -2.8898Coordinates: 53°11′11″N 2°53′23″W / 53.1865°N 2.8898°W / 53.1865; -2.8898
OS grid reference SJ 406 659
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 28 July 1955
Reference no. 1376316
Ye Olde Edgar is located in Cheshire
Ye Olde Edgar
Location in Cheshire

Ye Olde Edgar is at 86 and 88 Lower Bridge Street, on the corner of Shipgate Street, Chester, Cheshire. England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]

History[edit]

The building dates probably from the late 16th century.[1] It was originally two houses that were later combined as an inn, and have since been converted back into two houses.[2]

Architecture[edit]

It has basically a timber-framed structure, part of which has been replaced in brick. Its panels are plastered, and it is roofed in grey slate. The building is in two storeys, with two bays facing each street. The lower storey is mainly in painted brick, with brackets supporting the jettied upper storey. The side facing Lower Bridge Street contains three casement windows, and that facing Shipgate Street has two similar windows and a doorway. The upper storey is timber-framed, with close studding. On the side facing Lower Bridge Street are two five-light mullioned windows, above which are two blank gables; that facing Shipgate Street has two two-light mullioned windows, above which are two gables, each containing a four-light mullioned window. The rear of the building is clad in brick.[1]

Name[edit]

It is thought that the name commemorates King Edgar who visited Chester in 973.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Ye Olde Edgar, Chester (1376316)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 31 October 2011 
  2. ^ a b Langtree, Stephen; Comyns, Alan, eds. (2001), 2000 Years of Building: Chester's Architectural Legacy, Chester: Chester Civic Trust, p. 93, ISBN 0-9540152-0-7