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© Ms Naomi J. Hughes

IoE Number: 470164
Location: RECORDERS STEPS, 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) SJ4065NE CITY WALLS 595-1/6/124 Recorders Steps 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: City Walls & Towers incl. foundations of SE angle Roman Fortress wall & tower) GV I Stone steps in 2 offset flights of 12 and 15 steps, from the City Walls to the Groves. 1820-22. For Chester Corporation. The lower flight is separated from the wall by a strip of Gothick stonework. A plaque probably 1881, set into the wall, erroneously dated, is inscribed RECORDER'S STEPS Erected by the Corporation of this City A.D.1700 for the Convenience of ROGER COMBERBACH, Recorder. A boarded door in probably late C19 ashlar archway through the wall near the drum tower (qv), west, is inscribed EDGAR HOUSE. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 149).

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