THE BRIDGEGATE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1376320
Date first listed:
28-Jul-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
06-Aug-1998
Statutory Address:
THE BRIDGEGATE, LOWER BRIDGE STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BRIDGEGATE, LOWER BRIDGE STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 40675 65829

Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NE LOWER BRIDGE STREET 595-1/6/246 The Bridgegate 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: The Bridgegate)

GV I

Archway in place of City gatehouse. 1781-2. By Joseph Turner. For Chester City Corporation. Yellow sandstone ashlar. Classical. Segmental arch over carriageway with a round pedestrian archway in each projecting abutment. Chamfered rustication beneath impost level and in reveals and intrados. A recessed panel in entablature above each face of each pedestrian arch: over north face of east arch inscribed The Old Gate having long been inconvenient was taken down A.D. MDCCLXXXI JOSEPH SNOW MAYOR THOMAS AMERY: HENRY HEGG Treasurers; over north face of west arch: This Gate was begun April MDCCLXXXII and finished December the same Year: THOMAS PATTON Esquire Mayor: THOMAS COTGREAVE Esquire: HENRY HESKETH Esquire Treasurers; over south face of west arch carved fasces; over south face of east arch a carved balance. Balustraded parapets. Joseph Turner was also architect of the Watergate, 1788 (qv). (Chester City Assembly Books: 1781-1782).







Listing NGR: SJ4067565829

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
470315
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03247/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael J Tuck. Source Historic England Archive
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