Monday, 29 July 2013

St Peter's Chambers

Occupying 35-45 St Petersgate, St Peter's Chambers are grade II listed.

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.

The south-west end shown here is a slightly projecting range 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.

A contribution to Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.


  1. I am glad that you've given all those architectural terms - sometimes I forget what they!

  2. You have a fine description of this beautiful, old building. I'd love to have rooms with the curving bay window.

  3. What a delightful little gem. I adore split pediments, but atop a small balcony like that with that stunning window, it is extra charming!

  4. That oriel window is stunning! Just wish it weren't painted white. But that is a small quibble.

  5. What a delightful building.