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Retaining Walls and Railing of Semi Circular Forecourt

A Grade II Listed Building in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.186 / 53°11'9"N

Longitude: -2.8933 / 2°53'35"W

OS Eastings: 340402

OS Northings: 365802

OS Grid: SJ404658

Mapcode National: GBR 79.3CPD

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J5GX

Plus Code: 9C5V54P4+9M

Entry Name: Retaining Walls and Railing of Semi Circular Forecourt

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 452902

Location: Chester Castle, Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Chester Castle

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


4/603 Retaining walls and
railing of semi-circular
1.6.67 forecourt


Walls and railings. c.1811-1813. By Thomas Harrison of Chester. Ashlar and
cast iron. Two ΒΌ-circular walls with spurs to north and east, forming a
semi-circular enclosure and area railing before 'B' block. Battered retaining
wall to ditch with roll moulding below top. Rectangular piers with mouldings
below tops. Cast iron railing panels each of three rectangles with imposed
cross pattern.

Source: Frank Simpson - "Chester Castle AD 907-1925". Journal of the
Architectural, Archaeological and Historic
Society, Chester and North Wales. New Series
Vol XXVI Part II.

Listing NGR: SJ4052865784

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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