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Chester City Walls

Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council

City walls and towers PORTICO project

The walls around Chester are approximately two miles in length and are the most complete circuit of any town or city in England. The recent project sought to enhance the visitor experience of the towers and walls and included work to:

King Charles’ Tower, the cobblestoned half-moon tower at the north east corner where Charles I watched the return of his defeated army in 1645

the ruined eastern Thimbleby’s Tower,which has an original base and modern roof

also to the east, the Newgate archway adjacent to the Roman Gardens and Amphitheatre

the Water Tower complex, situated at the end of a 30m spur wall at the north west corner

King Charles’ Tower

A newly constructed cantilevered balcony is designed to allow visitors sight of the Phoenix Plaque above the east door.

Thimbleby’s Tower

Newgate

Water tower roof

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