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ONE OF CHESTER'S UNIQUE ROWS FROM THE INSIDE

ONE OF CHESTER'S UNIQUE ROWS FROM THE INSIDE

This photograph gives a full realization of what the famous "Rows" are. This particular section is in Watergate Street, and the ornamented beams which support the ceiling to the left are on Bishop Lloyd's house. One theory as to their origin suggests that they were designed as an extra line of defence in case Welsh raiders penetrated the walls, when the Rows could be barricaded and the shops do business as usual. Whatever their old use, at present shoppers find them a dry promenade no matter how wet the street may be.

Other pictures from Historic Chester and Shrewsbury


WATERGATE LEFT STRANDED BY THE DEE

SHREWSBURY CASTLE AND THE 'ENGLISH BRIDGE' INTO THE TOWN

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