History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Curtain Wall to South of Inner Bailey

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

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 53.185 / 53°11'6"N

Longitude: -2.8925 / 2°53'33"W

OS Eastings: 340454

OS Northings: 365699

OS Grid: SJ404656

Mapcode National: GBR 79.3CW6

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J6TM

Plus Code: 9C5V54P4+2X

Entry Name: Curtain Wall to South of Inner Bailey

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Last Amended: 26 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245539

English Heritage Legacy ID: 452995

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

Find accommodation in
Hough Green

Listing Text

SJ 4065 NW


Curtain wall to south of Inner Bailey
(formerly listed as Curtain wall, earlier remains including Sallyport and Halfmoon Tower)



Curtain wall. Dated 1786 on datestone. Bunter sandstone ashlar. South facing central
wall with lateral walls facing south-south-west and south-south-east. South front:
battered walls with raised rusticated quoins to corners and large-scale roll moulding
below battlemented parapet which has a moulded offset coping. The datestone is at the
centre of the south-south-western wall. Rear: raised walkway with stone-flagged and
tarmacadam surface on brick walling. Western and south-western curtain wall adjoins to
left (q.v.) and eastern wall at right (q.v.).

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: SJ 40454 65699

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.