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© Ms Naomi J. Hughes

IoE Number: 470124
Photographer: Ms Naomi J. Hughes
Date Photographed: 07 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 595-1/1/106 Morgan's Mount 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: City Walls & Towers incl. foundations of SE angle Roman Fortress wall & tower) GV I Rectangular watch tower and possibly emplacement for Civil War cannon. 1640s. Red sandstone coursed rubble. The tower is rectangular. The chamber has a pair of barred openings with chamfered square divider of stone, facing west and a simple opening facing north. An L-shaped stone stair with 2 flights of 5 stone steps leads to the roof which forms a viewing platform which has a stone parapet surmounted by a simple iron railing, with an L-shaped stone bench at its north-east corner. HISTORICAL NOTE: originally called the Raised Square Platform, this item is said to have been named Morgan's Mount after Capt. William Morgan or his son Edward, supposed commanders of the Royalist garrison during the Civil War. (Collens: Cheshire Sites and Monuments Record: 3007/2/5; Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 85; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire: 1971-: 155; Cheshire Sites and Monuments Record: Collens J: Chester City: 3007/1/2).

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