Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Royal Oak, Foregate Street, Chester

Picture Above Taken Circa 1904 This former public house or the building is still in existence, although not in the form shown in the picture above. As you can see in the picture, it was residential, with stabling for guests through … Continue reading

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Wolfgate, Chester – Circa 1904

This is the oldest remaining gate of the city and was built in 1760, with the battlements being added in 1890. The Wolfgate was possibly named after the wolfs head, which was part of the coat of arms belonging to Hugh Lupus, second Earl of Chester, and had been … Continue reading

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The Cross, Chester – Circa 1900’s

Since Roman times, the Cross has remained the axis of the city. These famous and much photographed buildings were designed by T. M. Lockwood and constructed in 1888 by a local company, William Vernon & Sons of 57, Upper Northgate Street

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Eastgate Street, Chester – Circa 1903

The Eastgate was rebuilt in 1769, replacing an older gate demolished the year before. The famous clock, one of Chester’s best-known landmarks, was given to the city by Colonel Evans-Lloyd and erected in a tower of wrought-iron, which was paid … Continue reading

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An OS Map Of Hoole, Chester – Circa 1911

Above is a 1911 OS Map of Hoole, Chester to  view a larger version click on an image to view a High Resolution version

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An OS Map of Saughall, Chester – Circa 1911

Above is a 1911 OS Map of Saughall, Chester to view a larger version click on an image to view a High Resolution version

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An OS Map Of Upton, Bache & Newton, Chester – Circa 1911

Above is a 1911 OS Map of Newton, Upton & The Bache, Chester to  view a larger version click on an image to view a High Resolution version

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