Category Archives: Bridgegate

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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Chester & The Roodee – Painting By Pieter Tillemans (1684 – 1734)

This is the earliest know oil painting of Chester its dates between 1710 & 1734. It is viewed from the South – West and shows horse racing directly on The Roodee. You can see the crowds of spectators standing on … Continue reading

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