© Ms Naomi J. Hughes
CITY WALL FROM BONEWALDESTHORNE TOWER TO PEMBERTONS PARLOUR, CITY WALLS
CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Ms Naomi J. Hughes
07 October 2002
28 July 1955
Date of last amendment:
06 August 1998
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CHESTER CITY (IM)
SJ4066NW CITY WALLS
595-1/1/102 City Wall from Bonewaldesthorne
28/07/55 Tower to Pemberton's Parlour
(Formerly Listed as:
City Walls & Towers incl.
foundations of SE angle Roman
Fortress wall & tower)
Part of City Walls. Late C11-early C12 origin, altered to form
raised promenade 1701-8; pierced and linked with bridge for
the wall walk 1846 for the Holyhead Railway and with
subsequent repairs. Coursed red rubble sandstone with bridge
of cast-iron. The north, outer, face of the wall has plinth
thrice recessed with weathered caps. The south face is shear.
East of the bridge the earth bank reduces the exposed height
of the wall to 12 courses. Stair C18 or C19 of 34 stone steps
in 3 flights down to Canal Basin, north.
This portion of the wall is 230m long; the wall walk approx 2m
(Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-:
94; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire: