SJ4066 : Bonewaldesthorne's Tower, Chester

taken 8 years ago, near to Chester, Cheshire, Great Britain

Bonewaldesthorne's Tower, Chester
Bonewaldesthorne's Tower, Chester
Legend has it that Bonewaldesthorne's Tower is named after an officer in the army of Aethelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great, who expelled an army of occupying Danes from the fortress in the early 10th century.
She rebuilt and extended the walls and established Chester at the centre of a line of burghs, stretching from Rhuddlan in North Wales to Manchester, to protect the northern frontier of Mercia.
A Saxon watchtower would almost certainly have stood at this strategically important location, but very little of the defences of that period remain above ground today, and the structure seen now is of medieval origin.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 10 January, 2010
Category
Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 401 665 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.5749N 2:53.8801W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 401 666
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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