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© Ms Naomi J. Hughes

IoE Number: 470157
Location: PART OF CITY WALL FROM EASTGATE TO THIMBLEBYS TOWER AND ATTACHED GRAVESTONES, CITY WALLS
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Ms Naomi J. Hughes
Date Photographed: 20 September 2002
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 06 August 1998
Grade I

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CHESTER CITY (IM) SJ4066SE CITY WALLS 595-1/4/115 Part of City Wall from Eastgate to 28/07/55 Thimbleby's Tower and attached gravestones (Formerly Listed as: City Walls & Towers incl. foundations of SE angle Roman Fortress wall & tower) GV I Part of east wall of Roman Legionary Fortress and of 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 sandstone Roman ashlar masonry and softer red sandstone medieval and later coursed rubble. Some of the Roman stones may be reused. A slightly projecting plinth, probably Roman, behind the Trustee Savings Bank. A probably Roman plinth and 2 courses of ashlar behind the Wesley Methodist Church (Chester EM, qv), with C19 rebuilding above. Some refacing in brick. An L-shaped ashlar stair of 14 and 20 steps towards St John Street. The inner face of the wall is partly refaced in brick in the northern portion, with blank arches and 8 circular apertures; a 1960s concrete footbridge from the wall walk to the Grosvenor shopping precinct. 3 eroded C19 gravestones with a frieze above inscribed WESLEYAN CHAPEL are attached to the wall, to the rear of the Wesley Methodist Church. (Cheshire Sites and Monuments Record: Collens J: Chester City: 3000/1/23).

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