SJ4066 : The Water Tower, City Walls, Chester (In Winter)

taken 14 years ago, near to Chester, Cheshire, Great Britain

The Water Tower, City Walls, Chester (In Winter)
The Water Tower, City Walls, Chester (In Winter)
The Water Tower is located on the end of a spur wall on the north west corner of the city walls.
The Water Tower or as it was called then 'new tower' was constructed in the time of Edward II (1322-25) at a cost of 100. John de Helpston was the mason in charge.

The tower was constructed to control shipping and taxes into the port of Chester. And originally projected out into the waters of the River Dee. Boats could be moored around the base. But over time the Dee silted up and the tower has been left high and dry, now 100 yards from the waters edge.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 January, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 May, 2005
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 40 66 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.5345N 2:53.5200W
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