Category Archives: 1800’s

A Video Montage Of The Old Market & Town Hall – Chester

I have put together a number of pictures of The Old Market in Chester, against an old track from a band I used to play bass guitar with called “Templegate”,  the track is called  “Rise & Fall” , would appreciate any … Continue reading

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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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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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Executions In Chester, Cheshire – Between 1658 & 1829

In the early part of the 19th century, the Chester historian Hemingway made a record of some of the executions that had taken place at Chester between 1554 and 1829. The following list has been left in Hemingway’s own words, (Above … Continue reading

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