St Michael's Buildings, Chester

St Michael's Buildings, Chester

St Michael's Buildings are on the east side of Bridge Street, Chester. They contain a section of Chester Rows, with shops at street level and along the Rows, and an arcade of shops stretching behind these to link with the Grosvenor Shopping Centre. The whole structure is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

The buildings were first completed in 1910 for the 2nd Duke of Westminster. They were designed by W. T. Lockwood. In the initial design, the Bridge Street façade was faced with cream and gold ceramic tiles (faience), with Baroque decoration. The entrance from Bridge Street was modified in 2000 when the steps were replaced.

There are two shops at street level, two more at row level, and a further 20 in the arcade, most of which have modern fronts. The interior of the arcade is faced with faience.
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St Michael's Buildings on Map

Sight Name: St Michael's Buildings
Sight Location: Chester, England (See walking tours in Chester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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