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©  Lorna Freeman

IoE Number: 470152
Location: PART OF CITY WALL FROM PHOENIX TOWER TO KALEYARD GATE, CITY WALLS
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
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) SJ4066NE CITY WALLS 595-1/2/111 Part of City Wall from Phoenix Tower 28/07/55 to Kaleyard Gate (Formerly Listed as: City Walls & Towers incl. foundations of SE angle Roman Fortress wall & tower) GV I Northern part of east wall of Roman legionary fortress and medieval city. Late C1 to early C2 and late C11 to early C12, converted to a raised promenade 1702-8 and repaired in various periods. Purple-grey Bunter sandstone Roman ashlar or re-used Roman stones; medieval and later softer red sandstone coursed rubble. The medieval and later stonework has been subject to repair in various periods. The portion of wall in this item is approx 365m long and 2m wide, with approx 14-course outer face. A probably C18 flight of 11 steps, 5 being winders, with a simple wrought-iron rail links Abbey Street to the wall just north of Kaleyard Gate (qv). (Cheshire Sites and Monuments Record: Collens J: Chester City: 3000/1/14; Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 80-81).

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