Watergate, Chester

Carries City wall
Crosses A458
Locale Chester, Cheshire
Designer Joseph Turner
Design Arch bridge
Material Sandstone
Opened 1790
Toll None

53°11′22″N 2°53′51″W / 53.1894°N 2.8974°W / 53.1894; -2.8974Coordinates: 53°11′22″N 2°53′51″W / 53.1894°N 2.8974°W / 53.1894; -2.8974

The Watergate is in

Watergate was built between 1788 and 1790 for Chester City Council and replaced a medieval gate. The architect was Joseph Turner. It is built in red sandstone ashlar and consists of a basket arch of short rusticated voussoirs. The parapet consists of stone balusters interspersed with panels. A drinking fountain, which is now dry, is fixed to the north abutment and is dated 1857.[1]

See also


External links

  • The Watergate on 'Chester: a Virtual Stroll Around the Walls'
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