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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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Stanlaw Abbey Cistercian monastery and monastic grange

Stanlaw Abbey Cistercian monastery and monastic grange

Stanlaw Abbey is a rare example of a small former Cistercian monastery latterly functioning as a monastic grange. Granges were farms run by or for a monastic community and, as such, helped support the economy of the parent house, in this case...

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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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The Flat Shed, Tower Wharf, Chester

The Flat Shed, Tower Wharf, Chester

A Grade II listed boat-building shed which has been on the Buildings at Risk register for nearly 30 years. The Flat Shed is a covered slipway and workshop in which broad beam barges called Mersey ‘flats’ were built and repaired. It dates from...

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