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Chester High Cross

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

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Latitude: 53.1903 / 53°11'25"N

Longitude: -2.8916 / 2°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 340521

OS Northings: 366282

OS Grid: SJ405662

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.303D

Mapcode Global: WH88F.K27L

Entry Name: Chester High Cross

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470240

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 Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


595-1/4/149 Chester High Cross
(Formerly Listed as:
The High Cross)


Cross. C14 origin but now in greater part modern. Red
sandstone. Hexagonal crown on 3 steps, plinth and shaft, all
octagonal. The steps, plinth and shaft are modern; the crown
is C14 and the moulded shaft-base is probably medieval. The
crown is badly weathered and capped by a more recent tapered
finial surmounted by a ball.
Each side of the crown had a niche of which 2 are weathered
away, formerly containing statuary. Demolished probably after
the surrender of Chester to the Parliamentarians in 1646,
fragments discovered early C19 were erected near the Newgate
in 1949, and restored to the Cross in 1975.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-:

Listing NGR: SJ4052266282

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

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