Bridgegate, Chester


Bridgegate, Chester

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The Bridgegate is in Chester, Cheshire, England between Lower Bridge Street and the Old Dee Bridge (gbmapping|SJ406658). It forms part of the city walls and is a Grade I listed building.cite web |url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=470315 |title=Images of England: The Bridgegate, Chester|accessdate=2008-03-27 |publisher=English Heritage ]

It was built in 1781–82 for Chester City Corporation, replacing a city gatehouse. The architect was Joseph Turner. It is built in yellow sandstone ashlar in neoclassical style and consists of a segmental arch over the carriageway with a round pedestrian archway in each abutment. Along its top are balustraded parapets on each side of the footpath.

ee also

*Northgate, Chester
*Watergate, Chester

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