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Recorders Steps

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

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Latitude: 53.1871 / 53°11'13"N

Longitude: -2.8878 / 2°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 340770

OS Northings: 365921

OS Grid: SJ407659

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.3705

Mapcode Global: WH88F.M511

Entry Name: Recorders Steps

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470164

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 John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


595-1/6/124 Recorders Steps
(Formerly Listed as:
City Walls & Towers incl.
foundations of SE angle Roman
Fortress wall & tower)


Stone steps in 2 offset flights of 12 and 15 steps, from the
City Walls to the Groves. 1820-22. For Chester Corporation.
The lower flight is separated from the wall by a strip of
Gothick stonework. A plaque probably 1881, set into the wall,
erroneously dated, is inscribed RECORDER'S STEPS Erected by
the Corporation of this City A.D.1700 for the Convenience of
A boarded door in probably late C19 ashlar archway through the
wall near the drum tower (qv), west, is inscribed EDGAR HOUSE.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-:

Listing NGR: SJ4077065921

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