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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BRIDGE GATE AND THE WALK ALONG THE RAMPARTS

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BRIDGE GATE AND THE WALK ALONG THE RAMPARTS

Bridge Street runs south from the Cross to the river, over which it goes by the Dee Bridge. The street cuts through the wall at this point by one of the city gates which were reconstructed (1769-1808) for the convenience of the traffic. The present Bridge Gate (top) dates from 1782. It is still possible to make a complete circuit of the city on its walls. These date from about the fourteenth century, with Norman foundations. These reel sandstone battlements are from 12 feet to 20 feet high, and, save on the south side, follow the line of the Roman wall.

Other pictures from Historic Chester and Shrewsbury


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

WATERGATE LEFT STRANDED BY THE DEE

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