SJ4065 : The North Side of Agricola Tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Handbridge, Cheshire, Great Britain

The North Side of Agricola Tower
The North Side of Agricola Tower
Located in the Inner Bailey of the Chester Castle complex, the Agricola Tower is the oldest part of the original castle to survive the 18th century demolition and re-building by Thomas Harrison. The upper floor houses the Norman chapel of St Mary de Castro and has some fine, recently discovered, ceiling paintings. I believe the tower was refaced in the time of Harrison, and this seems to be confirmed by the stonework on the left hand side, which is a lot rougher than the side facing the camera. The only resident today seems to be a pigeon who can be seen sitting on the top window ledge. The building is in the care of English Heritage and is often open - but check before travelling.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 July, 2007
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Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4048 6574 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.1245N 2:53.5295W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4049 6574
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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