Monthly Archives: July 2015

The “Old” Bridgegate , Chester – By George Batenham Circa 1800’s

The drawing below shows the Medieval Bridgegate, located at the bottom of Lower Bridge Street, by the River Dee. Its was entered by crossing The Old Dee Bridge from the Welsh side of the city, which is why it was … Continue reading

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A Painting of Chester From Boughton – circa 1780 By Moses Griffiths (1749 to 1819)

The painting below was created by Moses Griffiths (1747 to 1819) circa 1780, with a view looking from Boughton towards Chester. If you look in the distance (left) following the River Dee, you can see The Old Dee Bridge, with … Continue reading

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The Cathedral, Looking From Cow Lane Bridge, Chester – Early 19th Century

The painting shows the Cathedral looking from Cow Lane Bridge, which Frodsham Street runs directly across. The Cathedral shows its original octagonal doomed caps on top of the tower. Due to the nature of the building material being sandstone, it … Continue reading

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The “Old” Northgate, Chester – By Moses Griffiths (1747 to 1819)

The “Old” Northgate, was the infamous City Gaol which was used up until 1807, where it was demolished to make way for the current structure located there today. The Gaol was built into the rock, with parts being excavated below … Continue reading

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The Shipgate, Chester

At the turn of the 19th Century there used to a road called Skinner’s Lane that ran between the wall and the River Dee, which used to have workshop along it that consisted of ” Animal Skinners” During the 1830’s … Continue reading

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The “Old” Eastgate, Chester

The “Old” Eastgate was demolished in 1766 to make way for the Eastgate which is still present today. Illustrations from the time show it had a pointed archway between two octagonal towers which were four stories high, with battlements located … Continue reading

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A Painting Of Chester From Boughton – Early 19th Century (Artist Unknown)

The painting below is looking from the suburb of Boughton, looking towards the City of Chester, looking in the distance you can see the gentle sweep of The River Dee heading towards The Old Dee Bridge, with The Meadows on … Continue reading

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