© Ms Naomi J. Hughes
UNNAMED DRUM TOWER 50 METRES EAST OF THE BRIDGEGATE, CITY WALLS
CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Ms Naomi J. Hughes
23 September 2002
28 July 1955
Date of last amendment:
06 August 1998
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CHESTER CITY (IM)
SJ4065NE CITY WALLS
595-1/6/125 Unnamed drum tower 50 metres east of
28/07/55 the Bridgegate
(Formerly Listed as:
City Walls & Towers incl.
foundations of SE angle Roman
Fortress wall & tower)
Outer half of former drum tower. Probably C13 converted to a
raised promenade 1702-8 and repaired during various periods.
Feeble C19 mock crenellation. Coursed red sandstone rubble.
The tower projects as a semicircle south from the wall, with
its platform at wall walk level; it was brought down to that
level in 1876-7.
(Improvement Committee Minutes: Chester City Council: