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 Chester (4) Fragments of Medieval Chester and later bits!

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Fragments of Medieval Chester, as opposed to complete buildings like the Cathedral, St John's Church or Falcon Inn and most of the pieces of surviving medieval architecture are in the basement or ground floors of shops!

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester:  The original medieval gatehouse entrance to Chester Abbey (left - through the gateway to Northgate from inside Abbey Square, right - from Northgate looking into Abbey Square through the medieval gateway.

 

'The Rows' in Watergate Street, also found in three other of Chester's town centre streets. They date from the medieval era but on this page I'm mainly concerned with what lies beneath them!

 

On the left is the black and white building of 'Leche House', now the 'SOFA' workshop shop in Watergate Street. On the right of the 'black and white' building is a Georgian fronted building (of Moor Hall Antiques)  with the lower floor dedicated to the wine shop 'CORKS OUT' (independent wine specialists).

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: In the basement of CORKS OUT, in Watergate Street,  is some lovely surviving stone vaulting of the undercroft or crypt of an earlier medieval building.

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: Some wonderful ancient oak beams (one supported on a stone corbel) in the basement of CORKS OUT (a special thanks to the staff for allowing us to view the basement).

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: Inside the SOFA WORKSHOP in Watergate Street.

 

Part of the interior of Leche House

The Bower Room? and the old medieval courtyard below.

Many thanks to the staff of the SOFA workshop for allowing us to view the basement.

Fragments of Medieval Chester:

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: ALLA CORINA FIDISSIMO

 Many thanks to the staff of the SOFA workshop for allowing us to view the basement.

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: The Rows Watergate Street

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: REMINIS (central entrance) Noa Noa (bottom right of building) in Watergate Street

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: Noa Noa

 Many thanks to the staff of the ? for allowing us to view the basement.

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: The Watergate Bar

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: The Watergate Bar in Watergate Street

 Many thanks to the staff of the Watergate bar for allowing us to view the basement.

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: The interior of the 17th century 'Dutch House' in Bridge Street, which hosts 'Sally's Secret Garden' with some very interesting paintings.

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: The ceiling in the Dutch House dates from the 1670's and the house name derives from the fact Dutch sailors stayed here in the past.

 Many thanks to the staff of the Sally's Secret Garden for allowing us to view the rooms.

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: Inside Wesley-Barrell in Bridge Street.

 Many thanks to the staff of the Wesley Barrell for allowing us to view the basement.

 

Fragments of Medieval Chester: The Three Old Arches in Bridge Street dated 1274, above Jo Jo Maman Bebe

 

CHESTER INDEX

Chester (1) Walk from Blacon into Chester & Canals

Chester (2) Chester Street Scenes and building architecture

Chester (3) Chester Cathedral

Chester (4) Fragments of Medieval Chester and later 'bits'

Chester (5) St John's Church, Chester

Chester (6) Roman Chester, Roman Gardens

 

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