Chester Castle

Cheshire, England

City/Town/Village: Cheshire West and Chester
District: Cheshire West and Chester
County: Cheshire
Latitude/Longitude: 53.185, -2.89335
Postcode: CH1 2AN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


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Chester Castle is a Norman stone motte and bailey fortress, founded by Hugh de Avranches, earl of Chester. Sadly all that is left of this large and important castle, are fragments of the 12th century inner bailey curtain wall, the Flag Tower and the original inner bailey gateway, the Agricola Tower. In the 18th century the remaining medieval buildings and towers, were levelled, to make way for a new barrack block and the Assize County Courts, with the car park giving the layout of the outer bailey. From the southern corner of town wall, the castle commands the bridge over the River Dee.

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