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© Mr Michael J Tuck

IoE Number: 470315
Location: THE BRIDGEGATE, LOWER BRIDGE STREET
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Michael J Tuck
Date Photographed: 26 March 2001
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 06 August 1998
Grade I

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CHESTER CITY (IM)SJ4065NELOWER BRIDGE STREET595-1/6/246The Bridgegate

CHESTER CITY (IM) SJ4065NE LOWER BRIDGE STREET 595-1/6/246 The Bridgegate 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: The Bridgegate) GV I Archway in place of City gatehouse. 1781-2. By Joseph Turner. For Chester City Corporation. Yellow sandstone ashlar. Classical. Segmental arch over carriageway with a round pedestrian archway in each projecting abutment. Chamfered rustication beneath impost level and in reveals and intrados. A recessed panel in entablature above each face of each pedestrian arch: over north face of east arch inscribed The Old Gate having long been inconvenient was taken down A.D. MDCCLXXXI JOSEPH SNOW MAYOR THOMAS AMERY: HENRY HEGG Treasurers; over north face of west arch: This Gate was begun April MDCCLXXXII and finished December the same Year: THOMAS PATTON Esquire Mayor: THOMAS COTGREAVE Esquire: HENRY HESKETH Esquire Treasurers; over south face of west arch carved fasces; over south face of east arch a carved balance. Balustraded parapets. Joseph Turner was also architect of the Watergate, 1788 (qv). (Chester City Assembly Books: 1781-1782).

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