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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: 1376468



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: 470469

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SJ4066SW WATERGATE STREET AND ROW 595-1/3/404 The Watergate 28/07/55 (Formerly Listed as: The Watergate)


Archway through City Wall on site of medieval gate. 1788-90. By Joseph Turner. For Chester City Council who had bought the sergeantry of the gate from the Earl of Derby in 1778. Red sandstone ashlar. The basket arch has a ring of short rusticated voussoirs; the wings are rusticated below simple, slightly projecting imposts; turned stone balusters to parapets of the wall walk, with pedimented central panel, an intermediate panel to each side and a parapet above each wing finished with a panelled abutment. A postern south of the main arch has a brick barrel vault. The drinking fountain, now dry, fixed to the north abutment is dated 1857. (Bartholomew City Guides: Harris B: Chester: Edinburgh: 1979-: 97-98; Clerk to Chester City Corporation Assembly: Assembly Book: 1788-1790: AB5 F.F.11 & 22).

Listing NGR: SJ4013766184

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Harris, B, 'Bartholomew City Guides' in Chester, (1979), 97-98

National Grid Reference: SJ 40137 66184


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