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© Ms Naomi J. Hughes

IoE Number: 470122
Location: PART OF CITY WALL FROM PEMBERTONS PARLOUR TO ST MARTINS GATE (NOT INCLUDED), CITY WALLS
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Ms Naomi J. Hughes
Date Photographed: 02 October 2002
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 06 August 1998
Grade I

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CHESTER CITY (IM) SJ4066NW CITY WALLS 595-1/1/104 Part of City Wall from Pemberton's 28/07/55 Parlour to St Martin's Gate (not included) (Formerly Listed as: City Walls & Towers incl. foundations of SE angle Roman Fortress wall & tower) GV I Part of City Wall. Late C11 to early C12 origin, converted to raised promenade 1702-8 with subsequent repairs. Red coursed rubble sandstone. Approx 1m north of the outer face of the wall a retaining wall of large red sandstone blocks probably replaces the earth bank. The south face of the wall has a 15m length with 5 courses of large stones set back a little from the face of adjoining lengths west and east, with a continuous course of rounded corbels immediately below the wall walk and thought to have been the base for the former inner timber palisade. This portion of the wall is approx 80m long; the wall walk is nearly 2m wide. St Martin's Gate 1966, bridging the gap cut to accommodate the dual carriageway of the inner ring road, is not included in this item. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 85; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire: 1971-: 155).

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