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©  Lorna Freeman

IoE Number: 470125
Photographer: Lorna Freeman
Date Photographed: 01 March 2006
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 06 August 1998
Grade I

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CHESTER CITY (IM) SJ4066NW CITY WALLS 595-1/1/107 Part of City Wall between Morgan's 28/07/55 Mount & Northgate (Formerly Listed as: City Walls & Towers incl. foundations of SE angle Roman Fortress wall & tower) GV I Part of City Walls incorporating Roman masonry. Probably early C2, of the north wall of the legionary fortress; refortified as part of City Wall late C11 to early C12, converted to raised promenade 1702-8 and subsequently repaired. Coursed red sandstone Roman ashlar and medieval and subsequent coursed rubble. A segmental-arched opening through the wall opposite Pemberton Road and a similar opening, rather narrower, with iron gate opposite Canning Street. The north, outer, face to the wall has 2 sections of the lower part of the Roman wall standing proud of the face of the medieval wall; the west section approx 18m long and up to 5 courses high plus repositioned cornice stones and the east section approx 16m long and up to 8 courses high with repositioned cornice stones; the 2 sections are separated by the Canning Street archway. The medieval wall has a twice weathered plinth partly built on top of the Roman wall. A probable stone of the Roman base course is visible 2m east of the wing-wall of the Northgate. This length of the wall is approx 316m long and 2m wide. (Cheshire Sites and Monuments Record: Collens J: Chester City: 3000/1/3; Strickland TJ: Roman Chester: Nelson: 1984-1986: PASSIM; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-: 155).

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