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© Ms Naomi J. Hughes

IoE Number: 470169
Location: PART OF CITY WALL FROM GROSVENOR ROAD TO THE WATERGATE, NUNS ROAD
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Ms Naomi J. Hughes
Date Photographed: 23 September 2002
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 06 August 1998
Grade I

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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) GV I 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.

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