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TOWERS OF CHESTER'S RAMPARTS AND THE ABBOT'S GATEWAY

TOWERS OF CHESTER'S RAMPARTS AND THE ABBOT'S GATEWAY

Phoenix Tower (top left) stands at the north-east angle of the city walls, and is the eminence from which Charles I watched his forces and his hopes dispersed by the Roundheads at Rowton Moor in September of 1645. The Moor is about three and a half miles away. After the battle Chester was besieged and starved out. At the western extremity of the north wall is an outwork once leading down to the river, which in those days washed the base of the Water Tower (top right), which thus got its name. Below is the Abbey Gateway leading to the King's School.

Other pictures from Historic Chester and Shrewsbury

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TWO OF CHESTER'S TIMBERED TREASURES ABOVE THE ROWS IN WATERGATE STREET

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