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 major works to Watergate...
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 1892/3 and was part of an...
Barton Stocks, Barton

Barton Stocks, Barton

The Grade II listed stocks at Barton are likely 17th Century, from a time when public spectacle was local and used as a form of discipline. Very few remain in the UK. The stocks need restoring and consist of rectangular uprights of stone grooved for stocks, oak boards...
Chester Hydro Hub

Chester Hydro Hub

Chester generated its own clean carbon free electricity for almost half of the City’s electrical needs from 1914 to 1949 from the Hydro Electric Building on Castle Drive next to the Old Dee Bridge and opposite the University of Chester’s Riverside site. This building,...
Church House Tarvin

Church House Tarvin

Church House, Tarvin was one of the oldest surviving buildings in the village, but empty, derelict and in danger of toppling into the street. It was purchased by Chester City Council and, in 1985, passed to the Trust for restoration. Work was undertaken by specialists...
Ince Manor Grange

Ince Manor Grange

The Trust took responsibility for the restoration of Ince Manor, a Grade 1 listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Funding was secured from the English Heritage Lottery Fund supported by a loan from the Architectural Heritage Fund. History There is...
Chester City Walls King Charles’ Tower open

Chester City Walls King Charles’ Tower open

This and next weekend 10th and 11th, 17th and 18th September 2022, between 10am and 4pm, walkers around Chester City Walls will be able to venture into King Charles’ Tower, a rare treat. This Grade I listed tower stands on the North-East corner of the city walls...
Launch of Heritage Festival 2022

Launch of Heritage Festival 2022

Cheshire Historic Buildings Preservation Trust was represented at the launch of Chester’s Heritage Festival for 2022 last month. The launch took place at Chester Racecourse on Roman Day 28th May and gave details of over 80 events as the Festival returned in...