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10, Northgate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Warwick, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2828 / 52°16'58"N

Longitude: -1.5886 / 1°35'19"W

OS Eastings: 428160

OS Northings: 265043

OS Grid: SP281650

Mapcode National: GBR 5M4.TD1

Mapcode Global: VHBXH.FW0C

Entry Name: 10, Northgate Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 19 March 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1035396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 307593

Location: Warwick, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick

Civil Parishes: Warwick

Built-Up Area: Warwick

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Warwick St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


811/3/182 NORTHGATE STREET
10-JAN-53 (East side)
10

(Formerly listed as:
NORTHGATE STREET
8 10)

GV II
10 Northgate Street, formerly a three-bay house of two storeys and attic and another a five-bay house of two storeys and attic both, dating from the late C17 with some alterations to the main elevation in the late C18.

PLAN: The building is rectangular on plan, with a projecting rear wing dating from the C17 and other later extensions.

MATERIALS: The house is of brick, with stucco to the main elevation, and a rear wing constructed from slender, square timber framing.

EXTERIOR: To the right, the former number 8 is a four-bay house of two storeys and attic, dating from the late C17 with alterations to the main elevation in the late C18. The main elevation is set on a slightly projecting plinth, with a moulded cornice at the eaves. There is an entrance doorway to the left, with a six-fielded-panelled door and a rectangular batwing fanlight, under a pedimented hood set on console brackets. The windows are six-over-six sashes. The roof has two gabled dormers, each set with side hung timber casements, and is covered in plain clay tile; the ridge stacks are of brick stacks. The former number 10, to the left, is of five bays and has no entrance, but is otherwise similar to the right hand range; the windows are six-over-six sashes, and there are three gabled dormers similar to those in the right hand range.

The house has group value with the other buildings along both the east and west sides of Northgate Street.

HISTORY: The centre of Warwick was radically altered by a fire on 5 September 1694; this began in the area to the west of Northgate Street, but spread to the area after householders moved valuable furniture, already smouldering, to St Mary's Church, set at the south end of Northgate Street. The church itself caught fire and then the flames rapidly spread along Northgate Street, destroying all the houses on the east side, and damaging those to the west. Some walls towards the rear of the houses on the east side appear to have survived the fire. The houses were rebuilt in the period immediately following the fire, before the end of the C17, though with some alterations later in the C18, including much of the detailing to their main elevations. The houses were evidently substantial private dwellings, but by 1896, trade directories show that several were in commercial or professional use, and some in use as lodgings, though a number were still private family dwellings. By this date, number 16 was an office for Warwickshire County Council, and in the early C21, the houses were all in use as offices for the departments of the district council, together with the later C20 offices built to the rear of the Northgate Street houses.

SOURCES: Victoria County History: A History of the County of Warwick : Volume 8: The City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick (1969) 427-34
Nikolaus Pevsner and Alexandra Wedgwood: The Buildings of England: Warwickshire (2003) 461
Fire records at Warwickshire County Record Office

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION:
10 Northgate Street is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* A largely intact house showing some quality and architectural pretension, dating substantially from the C17
* The later C18 alterations to the main elevation are of good quality and enhance the building's special architectural interest
* Group value with the adjacent listed buildings at 2-6 and 12-22 Northgate Street, Northgate House and the listed buildings to the west side of Northgate Street

Listing NGR: SP2815865043

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