SJ4066 : King Charles Tower, City Walls, Chester

taken 4 years ago, near to Chester, Cheshire, Great Britain

King Charles Tower, City Walls, Chester
King Charles Tower, City Walls, Chester
The name King Charles Tower is based on the claim that King Charles I witnessed the defeat of his Royalist forces at the Battle of Rowton Moor from this tower in 1645. Also known as the Phoenix Tower, this used to be a medieval watch-tower which by the 17th century had fallen into disrepair. Not enough murage tax was being raised for its upkeep, nor for the rest of the City Walls. Thus the city's guilds were invited to lease the City Wall towers for use as meeting-places on the undertaking that the guilds would keep them in good repair. This tower became known as the Phoenix Tower after the emblem of the Painters' Company which met here.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4061 6671 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.6485N 2:53.4236W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4061 6670
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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