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Morgans Mount

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

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Latitude: 53.1934 / 53°11'36"N

Longitude: -2.8959 / 2°53'45"W

OS Eastings: 340242

OS Northings: 366626

OS Grid: SJ402666

Mapcode National: GBR 79.2YXP

Mapcode Global: WH887.HZ7S

Entry Name: Morgans Mount

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376134

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470124

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


595-1/1/106 Morgan's Mount
(Formerly Listed as:
City Walls & Towers incl.
foundations of SE angle Roman
Fortress wall & tower)


Rectangular watch tower and possibly emplacement for Civil War
cannon. 1640s. Red sandstone coursed rubble. The tower is
rectangular. The chamber has a pair of barred openings with
chamfered square divider of stone, facing west and a simple
opening facing north. An L-shaped stone stair with 2 flights
of 5 stone steps leads to the roof which forms a viewing
platform which has a stone parapet surmounted by a simple iron
railing, with an L-shaped stone bench at its north-east
HISTORICAL NOTE: originally called the Raised Square Platform,
this item is said to have been named Morgan's Mount after
Capt. William Morgan or his son Edward, supposed commanders of
the Royalist garrison during the Civil War.
(Collens: Cheshire Sites and Monuments Record: 3007/2/5;
Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-:
85; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire:
1971-: 155; Cheshire Sites and Monuments Record: Collens J:
Chester City: 3007/1/2).

Listing NGR: SJ4024266626

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

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