© Ms Naomi J. Hughes
PART OF CITY WALL FROM GROSVENOR ROAD TO THE WATERGATE, NUNS ROAD
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)
SJ4065NW CITY WALLS
595-1/5/130 Part of City Wall from Grosvenor
28/07/55 Road to the Watergate
(Formerly Listed as:
City Walls & Towers incl.
foundations of SE angle Roman
Fortress wall & tower)
Part of medieval City Walls. Late C11 to early C12 converted
to a promenade 1702-8 and repaired during various periods.
Coursed red sandstone rubble. The outer face, embanked except
in the north part towards the Watergate (qv), displays 8-10
courses above the grass bank and approx 18 courses increasing
to 25 courses, further north. Renewed masonry in the wall face
suggests a possible former turret opposite Black Friars.
Buttresses, probably added.
A C19 projecting turret for stair to racecourse. A double
embrasure, the openings divided by a rib wall, perhaps C17,
immediately south of the Watergate. The masonry suggests
position of south tower of the Watergate.
Much of the pavement occupying the former wall walk is level
with the ground within the wall.