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3-6 Cheap Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Bath and North East Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3818 / 51°22'54"N

Longitude: -2.3598 / 2°21'35"W

OS Eastings: 375057

OS Northings: 164813

OS Grid: ST750648

Mapcode National: GBR 0QH.B77

Mapcode Global: VH96M.1JVK

Entry Name: 3-6 Cheap Street

Listing Date: 20 December 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1406040

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

Shops with accommodation over. Possibly c1700, rebuilt c1895.

Description

MATERIALS: Limestone ashlar with a Welsh slate roof.

EXTERIOR: Three storeys, three windows to each. Ground floor has shop-fronts with different degrees of alteration but within original frames, and No. 3 and particularly No. 6 seem least altered. First floor sill band, tripartite window, four by four pane sashes flank six by six pane sashes, central one has architrave surround with cornice head. Sill band to second floor, tripartite window as below, centre has plain architrave. It has a cornice and balustraded parapet above the windows. Mansard roof with flat topped dormers to Nos. 3 and 4, one Nos. 5 and 6, no chimney stacks to front except between Nos. 2 and 3, with pots.

INTERIORS: Not inspected.

History

Like Nos. 9 and 10 Cheap Street (qv) these are possibly designed by Major Charles Davis. They may be a re-fronting of existing C17 and early C18 houses, but the degree of internal survival is unknown. Nos 3-5 are thought to retain older fabric within. They are situated in an important and long-established main shopping street in the centre of Bath, which takes its name from the old English for Market, which was widened and re-fronted under Baldwin’s direction in c1790.

Reasons for Listing

* Architectural interest: a good example of a well-proportioned late-C19 town building which may incorporate some C17 and early-C18 fabric;
* Group value: it forms an important part of the design of a group of buildings which lie on a significant street within the conservation area and world heritage site of the City of Bath.

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