Category Archives: Northgate Street

Northgate Street, Chester – Circa 1895


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Northgate Street, Chester – Circa 1890

Looking down towards The Dublin Packet, with the Old Market on the right, next to this is The  Town Hall, with The Coach & Horse, The Elephant & Castle public houses in the middle of the picture. The building on … Continue reading

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Northgate Station, Chester – Circa Early 1960’s

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Northgate Street, Chester – Circa 1930’s

Taken from heading out of the city you can see left Murmston & Son’s Flour Dealers (today Andrew Collin Hairdressers), next The Blue Bell Inn which is the oldest domestic building in Chester, followed by “Ye Old Fountain Soda Bar”. Continuing down is the … Continue reading

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The Cost Of The New Town Hall

The relative difference between the size of the old Town Hall (also known as the exchange) and that of the new one may be measured in comparison of their value in 1863. The old building was insured for £5,000 ; … Continue reading

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The Town Hall, Chester – Circa 1879

Below is a rare picture of the Town Hall, which was opened in 1869, if you look to the left of the building you can see a gap between where the Old Market was (opened in 1865) and the Town … 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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