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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1376320



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Aug-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 470315

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


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

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40675 65829


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