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© Dr John L. Wishlade

IoE Number: 470240
Location: CHESTER HIGH CROSS, EASTGATE STREET AND ROW
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Dr John L. Wishlade
Date Photographed: 14 August 2002
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 06 August 1998
Grade II

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CHESTER CITY (IM)SJ4066SEEASTGATE STREET AND ROW595-1/4/149Chester High Cross

CHESTER CITY (IM) SJ4066SE EASTGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/4/149 Chester High Cross 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: The High Cross) GV II Cross. C14 origin but now in greater part modern. Red sandstone. Hexagonal crown on 3 steps, plinth and shaft, all octagonal. The steps, plinth and shaft are modern; the crown is C14 and the moulded shaft-base is probably medieval. The crown is badly weathered and capped by a more recent tapered finial surmounted by a ball. Each side of the crown had a niche of which 2 are weathered away, formerly containing statuary. Demolished probably after the surrender of Chester to the Parliamentarians in 1646, fragments discovered early C19 were erected near the Newgate in 1949, and restored to the Cross in 1975. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 47-48).

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