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Part of City Wall from County Hall (Not Included) to Grosvenor Road

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1847 / 53°11'4"N

Longitude: -2.8929 / 2°53'34"W

OS Eastings: 340429

OS Northings: 365662

OS Grid: SJ404656

Mapcode National: GBR 79.3CT4

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J6NW

Plus Code: 9C5V54M4+VR

Entry Name: Part of City Wall from County Hall (Not Included) to Grosvenor Road

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470168

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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Description


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NW CITY WALLS
595-1/5/129 Part of City Wall from County Hall
28/07/55 (not included) to Grosvenor Road
(Formerly Listed as:
City Walls & Towers incl.
foundations of SE angle Roman
Fortress wall & tower)

GV I

Length of City Wall. Late C11 to early C12, converted to a
raised promenade 1702-8 and realigned early C19 adjoining the
former gaol, the site now of County Hall (not included);
repaired during various periods. Red coursed sandstone rubble.
Approx 500m long, this portion of the medieval City Walls
includes the south-west angle; the wall-walk was realigned
south for a further 50m to accommodate the former county gaol,
where the walk is supported on 11 arches diminishing in height
as it slopes down to ground level. At the south-west angle the
wall stands on outcropping sandstone, and has buttresses. Half
way between the angle and Grosvenor Road is a round-arched
opening, 1885, with double wrought-iron gates.
Ground level on the inner side of the wall is close to the
level of the Row walk. On its outer face the wall, where not
banked against, is up to 19 courses below parapet.

Listing NGR: SJ4042965662

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