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Bridge of Sighs

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

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Latitude: 53.1939 / 53°11'37"N

Longitude: -2.8937 / 2°53'37"W

OS Eastings: 340387

OS Northings: 366682

OS Grid: SJ403666

Mapcode National: GBR 79.2ZHL

Mapcode Global: WH887.JZ8D

Entry Name: Bridge of Sighs

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375967

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469946

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St Oswald and St Thomas of Canterbury

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


1932-1/6/274 (West side)
28/07/55 Bridge of Sighs


Footbridge over ravine of Chester Canal. Probably late C18.
Coursed red sandstone; shallow flush voussoirs to the slender
segmental arch; plinths to footway; railings removed; access
now blocked from both banks.
The footbridge was used to take prisoners from the City gaol
on site of No.1 Upper Northgate Street (qv) to the former
Chapel of St John in the south wing of the Bluecoat School,

Listing NGR: SJ4038766682

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

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