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The Bridgegate

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1862 / 53°11'10"N

Longitude: -2.8892 / 2°53'21"W

OS Eastings: 340675

OS Northings: 365829

OS Grid: SJ406658

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.36P9

Mapcode Global: WH88F.L5CP

Entry Name: The Bridgegate

Listing Date: 28 July 1955

Last Amended: 6 August 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376320

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470315

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


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NE LOWER BRIDGE STREET
595-1/6/246 The Bridgegate
28/07/55
(Formerly Listed as:
The Bridgegate)

GV I

Archway in place of City gatehouse. 1781-2. By Joseph Turner.
For Chester City Corporation. Yellow sandstone ashlar.
Classical. Segmental arch over carriageway with a round
pedestrian archway in each projecting abutment. Chamfered
rustication beneath impost level and in reveals and intrados.
A recessed panel in entablature above each face of each
pedestrian arch: over north face of east arch inscribed The
Old Gate having long been inconvenient was taken down A.D.
MDCCLXXXI JOSEPH SNOW MAYOR THOMAS AMERY: HENRY HEGG
Treasurers; over north face of west arch: This Gate was begun
April MDCCLXXXII and finished December the same Year: THOMAS
PATTON Esquire Mayor: THOMAS COTGREAVE Esquire: HENRY HESKETH
Esquire Treasurers; over south face of west arch carved
fasces; over south face of east arch a carved balance.
Balustraded parapets.
Joseph Turner was also architect of the Watergate, 1788 (qv).
(Chester City Assembly Books: 1781-1782).

Listing NGR: SJ4067565829

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

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