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Heritage at Risk in Cheshire

Heritage at Risk in Cheshire

The Heritage at Risk (HAR) Register has been released for 2023 and includes 42 sites across the two Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester Council unitary authority areas. The Register includes historic buildings and sites that are at...

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Update: Winter 2023 & AGM Report

Update: Winter 2023 & AGM Report

We are a vehicle through which historic buildings and places in Cheshire find a new purpose, and in addition to our trustees, our members include: Ian Hesketh  Tom Miller Steven Jardine Jean Evans Matthew Crook Philip Harrison Roger...

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King Charles’ Tower Open!

King Charles’ Tower Open!

Walkers around Chester City Walls will be able to venture into King Charles' Tower, a rare opportunity, during the weekends 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th September, between 10.30am and 4pm. This is the first year King Charles' Tower has opened...

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Chester Heritage Festival Local History Fair

Chester Heritage Festival Local History Fair

We were on hand to answer questions and provide information in June at the Local History Fair in Chester at St Marys Creative Space, part of the Chester Heritage Festival celebrations June 17-28. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped and...

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Update: Summer 2023

Update: Summer 2023

Come and meet us! Sunday 25 June 2023 — 10:30AM - 4:00PM. at St. Mary’s Creative Space, St. Mary's Hill, Castle Street, Chester, CH1 2DW. CHBPT will have a stall at The Local History Fair, part of Chester Heritage Festival June 17-28, where...

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Former Church of St Paul Boughton, Chester

Former Church of St Paul Boughton, Chester

A former parish church built between 1876 and 1902-5 by famed architect John Douglas. This was Douglas's own parish church and he designed its internal decoration, probably in 1902. It illustrates his mastery of timber framing and spatial...

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St Olave’s Church, Lower Bridge St. Chester

St Olave’s Church, Lower Bridge St. Chester

The church was founded in the 11th century. Its dedication is to the 11th-century patron saint of Norway, St Olaf. At the time that the church was founded, the area around Lower Bridge Street was largely occupied by Scandinavians, and it is...

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Trial contactless payment donations for Chester Walls

Trial contactless payment donations for Chester Walls

Cheshire Historic Buildings Preservation Trust is working with Cheshire West and Chester Council to consider ways of generating funds via public donations to support improvement and enhancement projects for targeted heritage assets across the...

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Update: Spring 2023

Update: Spring 2023

Voluntary donations from the open days at King Charles' Tower in September raised over £120 and Cheshire Historic Buildings Preservation Trust (CHBPT) has plans to hold more open days, subject to volunteer availability, at the tower and other...

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Chester City Walls and Towers

Chester City Walls and Towers

Many of the sites on Chester City Walls are grade I listed as well as a Scheduled Ancient Monument forming one of the most complete city walls in the UK. Key stages to Chester City Walls conservation over the last six years have included...

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