You are here: Home > Details for IoE Number: 470365  

Print Page



© Dr John L. Wishlade

IoE Number: 470365
Location: THE NORTHGATE, NORTHGATE STREET AND ROW
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Dr John L. Wishlade
Date Photographed: 02 May 2002
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 06 August 1998
Grade I

The Images of England website consists of images of listed buildings based on the statutory list as it was in 2001 and does not incorporate subsequent amendments to the list. For the statutory list and information on the current listed status of individual buildings please go to The National Heritage List for England.

CHESTER CITY (IM)SJ4066NWNORTHGATE STREET AND ROW595-1/1/301The Northgate

CHESTER CITY (IM) SJ4066NW NORTHGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/1/301 The Northgate 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: The Northgate) GV I Archway carrying the City Walls footpath over Northgate Street. Built in place of the former medieval Gatehouse in 1810 by Thomas Harrison for the City Council. Pale red sandstone ashlar. A segmental arch with coffered soffit spans the carriageway; a rectangular portal for the pavement to either side has an attached unfluted Greek Doric column at each corner. A dentilled cornice carries a panelled parapet to each side of the Walls footpath. The broad central panel of the north parapet is inscribed: INCHOATA GUIELMO NEWELL ARM. MAI. A.D. MDCCCVIII: PERFECTA THOMA GROSVENOR ARM. MAI. A.D. MDCCCX: THOMA HARRISON ARCHITECTO The north parapet is inscribed: PROTAM SEPTENTRIONALEM SUBSTRUCTAM A ROMANE VETUSTATE JAM DILAPSURAM: COMES GROSVENOR A.R. GEORGII TERTII LI. The adjacent City Wall parapets, a little lower, are swept upwards to the abutments of the Northgate. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 82-3).

Please note that the inclusion of a listed building on this website does not mean it is open to the public.