© Ms Naomi J. Hughes
BARNABYS TOWER, CITY WALLS
CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Ms Naomi J. Hughes
20 September 2002
28 July 1955
Date of last amendment:
06 August 1998
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CHESTER CITY (IM)
SJ4065NE CITY WALLS
595-1/6/122 Barnaby's Tower
(Formerly Listed as:
City Walls & Towers incl.
foundations of SE angle Roman
Fortress wall & tower)
Tower at south-east corner of City Walls. Probably C13,
damaged 1644-6 during the Civil War, converted to feature of
the raised promenade of the wall walk 1702-8 and repaired
during various periods. Coursed red sandstone rubble. The
bastion forms a 3-sided projection from the wall, its platform
level with the wall-walk. There is no evidence of any chamber
beneath that level. There is mock-crenellation; the tower
level and parapet were altered at the expense of Councillor
Charles Brown 1879-80.
The tower stands on an outcrop of red sandstone.
(Cheshire Sites and Monuments Record: Collens J: Chester City:
3007/2/14; Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City
Council: 3/9/1879: 1879-).