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'List of illustrations', A History of the County of Chester: Volume 5 part 2: The City of Chester: Culture, Buildings, Institutions (2005), pp. X-XV. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57297 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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1Chester: the city boundaries and neighbouring townships.2
2Mayor Harry Dutton beating the city bounds, 1913. Dutton Album: C.P.S., Subjects: Beating the Boundaries (neg. PRINTS/7).10
3Parish boundaries: the intramural area, c. 1875.12
4Parish boundaries: the outer liberties.13
5Parish boundary markers (St. Olave and St. Michael) on the Nine Houses in Park Street, presumably dating from before 1839. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.14
6The south side of the Exchange, c. 1850. Photograph from book in possession of Mrs. L. P. Brown: C.P.S., Northgate St. (slide 65/644).17
7The fire at the Exchange, 1862. Illustrated Lond. News, 10 Jan. 1863, p. 52.18
8Town Hall, c. 1880. Photograph at C.H.H. (Y 1/1/276).19
9The High Cross. C. Hulbert, Ches. Antiquities (Shrewsbury, 1838), plate VI.20
10The high sheriff's coach at the Cheshire assizes, early 20th century. Photograph from Ches. Observer. C.P.S., Chester Castle (slide 71/854).21
11Cheshire county constabulary headquarters. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.30
12Earl of Chester's Volunteer Fire Brigade, early 20th century. C.P.S., Northgate St. (neg. MISC 6/6).31
13Old Northgate and gaol, before 1808. G. Batenham, A Series of Etchings of the Churches, Gates, and Other Parts of Chester [1818?].33
14New city gaol and nearby buildings, 1867 (west at top). Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], plan.34
15Old Bridgegate water tower, before 1782. Engraving by J. Stuart in C.A.S. collection.36
16Chester waterworks at Barrel Well, 1852. J. Romney, Chester and its Environs Illustrated (Chester, [1853]), facing p. [47].37
17Gas lamps near St. Michael's church, Bridge Street, 1849. J. Romney, Chester and its Environs Illustrated (Chester, [1853]), facing p. [19].42
18Hackney cabs in Bridge Street, c. 1850. Photograph from book in possession of Mrs. L. P. Brown: C.P.S., Northgate St. (slide 65/639).44
19General railway station omnibus in Eastgate Street, 1867. Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], facing p. 52.44
20Horse tram turning from City Road into Foregate Street, probably 1890s. From a postcard: C.P.S., Foregate St. (neg. MISC 7/15).45
21Electric tram at the Eastgate, c. 1910. From a postcard in possession of C. P. Lewis.45
22Water Tower baths, 1856. Drawn by Alfred Summers, etched by W. Banks for Hughes, Stranger's Handbk. [1856], facing p. 28.47
23Union Street baths, 1904. Photograph by Frank Simpson: C.P.S., Union St. (slide 69/283).47
24St. Oswald's parish graveyard, south-east of the cathedral, 1830. Etching by W. Batenham for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, ii, facing p. 36.48
25Overleigh cemetery, 1867. Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], facing p. 35.49
26Chester infirmary, before 1830. Unattributed engraving in C.C.A.L.S., ZCR 632/1.50
27Plans of Chester infirmary: (a) first floor, 1761; (b) first floor, 1830; (c) second floor, 1830. Hemingway, Hist. Chester, ii, facing p. 204.51
28A ward in the infirmary, c. 1906. Photograph in J. Williams, The Story of Chester (1907), 273.53
29Chester Royal Infirmary, 1964, showing the wards of 1913 with the original 1761 building to their rear. Photograph by P. Nell: C.P.S., City Walls Rd. (neg. N 8/14).54
30Original plan of Cheshire lunatic asylum, 1828. Plan by W. Cole for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, ii, after p. 228.57
31Seal of St. John's hospital, 1730. Hist. of the Municipal Charities of Chester, 1837–75, p. xli.59
32St. John's hospital almshouses. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.60
33Harvie's almshouses, awaiting demolition, 1903. Photograph by Frank Simpson: C.P.S., Duke St. (slide 69/281).61
34Badge of John Vernon's charity. Hist. of the Municipal Charities of Chester, 1837–75, p. xlii.62
35Green and Wardell's almshouses, Crook Street, 1965. Photograph by E. G. Williams: C.P.S., Crook St. (neg. W 16/11).64
36Heavy traffic in Bridge Street, 1930s. Chester City Council Publicity Photograph: C.P.S., Bridge St. (neg. BIRT 10/4a).77
37Dee Bridge from the east, 1810s. G. Batenham, A Series of Etchings of the Churches, Gates, and Other Parts of Chester [1818?].78
38Grosvenor Bridge from the west, soon after its opening. Lithograph by L. Haghe after drawing by T. Bailey, copy in C.C.A.L.S.79
39Suspension bridge of 1923, from the Groves end. Postcard in possession of C. P. Lewis.80
40Queen's Ferry, mid 19th century. J. S. Howson and A. Rimmer, River Dee, 105.80
41Carriers' waggons outside the Falcon Inn, Lower Bridge Street, c. 1830. Hemingway, Hist. Chester, ii, facing p. 30.81
42Coach outside the Albion Hotel, Lower Bridge Street, 1852. J. Romney, Chester and its Environs Illustrated (Chester, [1853]), facing p. [31].82
43Delamere Street bus station. Photograph by S. Langtree, 1987: C.P.S., Delamere St. (neg. LAN 1).83
44New Crane Wharf, mid 19th century. Print by J. and E. Harwood: copy in C.C.A.L.S.86
45The Cheese Wharf, 1867 (west at top). Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], plan.86
46Course of the canal along the north city wall, 1867 (west at top). Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], plan.88
47Canal, looking west from waterworks tower, 1957: Steam Mill on the left, leadworks on the right. Photograph by E. G. Williams: C.P.S., Chester (slide 70/654).89
48Salt warehouse and timber yard at Cow Lane bridge, 1903. Drawn by Edmund H. New for B. C. A. Windle, Chester: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City, 48.90
49Visitors' canal boats at Tower Wharf. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.91
50Train bound for north Wales passing under the north-west corner of the city walls, 1867. Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], plan.91
51General railway station, 1890s. G. A. Audsley, Stranger's Handbk. to Chester (1st edn., 1891), 26.92
52Northgate station, 1960s. Photograph in C.H.H. (Y 1/1/519).93
53Watergate tollhouse, 1818. G. Batenham, A Series of Etchings of the Churches, Gates, and Other Parts of Chester [1818?].95
54Butchers' shambles west of the Exchange, before 1812. Drawn and etched by G. Batenham, reproduced from T. Hughes, Ancient Chester, no. VII.96
55Market traders in Eastgate Street, 1829. Drawn and lithographed by George Pickering: copy in C.C.A.L.S.96
56Vegetable and fish markets south of the Exchange, c. 1830. Lithograph by Day and Haghe after drawing by George Pickering: copy in C.C.A.L.S.97
57Market hall, 1965. Photograph by E. G. Williams: C.P.S., Town Hall Sq.97
58Market hall interior, 1962. Photograph by E. G. Williams: C.P.S., Chester Market (neg. W 20/20).98
59Coal Exchange, 1960s. Photograph at C.H.H. (Y 1/1/479).100
60Union Hall, 1872. Redrawn from O.S. Map 1/2, 500, Ches. XXVIII.11.18 (1875 edn.).102
61Union Hall, 1989. Photograph by Keith Truman: C.P.S., Foregate St. (slide 01/47).104
62Dee Mills and fisheries, 1867 (west at top). The small building in the river west of the snuff mills is the salmon cage. Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], plan.105
63Dee Mills, mid 19th century. J. S. Howson and A. Rimmer, River Dee, 114.110
64Fishing with bag nets in the King's Pool, 1760. Lieut. Joseph Winder, South-East Prospect of Chester (1760): copy in C.C.A.L.S.112
65Fishing with a draft net below the Dee Bridge, c. 1890. Postcard: C.P.S., Old Dee Bridge (neg. MISC 3/31).113
66Assay Office, Goss Street. Photograph at C.H.H.118
67The Skinners' Houses on the Little Roodee, before 1782. Drawn and engraved by Joseph Strutt, from C. Hulbert, Ches. Antiquities (1838), frontispiece.120
68Anglo-Saxon crosses at St. John's church. Drawn by R. John Ellis for J. Williams, The Story of Chester (1907), 57.126
69Anchorite's chapel. Drawn by Edmund H. New for B. C. A. Windle, Chester: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City (1903), 32.127
70Nave of St. John's church, looking east, 1858. Drawn by T. N. Hutchinson, engraved by J. H. Le Keux for J. H. Parker, Medieval Archit. of Chester, facing p. 4.130
71Plan of St. John's.131
7217th-century plan of St. John's church and precinct. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 98.132
73Holy Trinity in the late 17th century. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 91.133
74Effigy of John Whitmore (d. 1374), Holy Trinity. J.C.A.S. [o.s.], i, facing p. 357.134
75Holy Trinity as rebuilt in 1869. Unattributed engraving in C.C.A.L.S.136
76St. Bridget's before 1690. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 92.136
77The new church of St. Bridget. Hemingway, Hist. Chester, ii. 116.137
78St. John's from the south-east, c. 1816. G. Batenham, A Series of Etchings of the Churches, Gates, and Other Parts of Chester [1818?].138
79Interior of St. John's, 1855, looking from the north aisle east into the nave. J.C.A.S. [o.s.], i, facing p. 143.139
80St. John's from the west, 1855. Drawn by T. N. Hutchinson, engraved by J. H. Le Keux for J. H. Parker, Medieval Archit. of Chester, facing p. 8.140
81St. Martin's in the late 17th century. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 89.141
82Medieval wall paintings in St. Mary's, as revealed in 1843. J.C.A.S. [o.s.], i, facing p. 400.144
83Tower and porch of St. Mary's in 1641. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 90.145
84St. Mary without the Walls, Handbridge. Drawn by Edmund H. New for B. C. A. Windle, Chester: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City, 70.146
85St. Michael's in the late 17th century. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 91.147
86St. Michael's as rebuilt in 1849–51. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.148
87St. Olave's in 1690. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 89.149
88St. Nicholas's chapel, 1854. J.C.A.S. [o.s.], i, frontispiece to pt. 3 (between pp. 208–9).151
89Doorway to St. Oswald's church in the south transept of the cathedral, 1876. The Graphic, 12 Aug. 1876, p. 149.153
90St. Peter's from the south, before 1669. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 88.156
91St. Thomas's chapel, converted into the deanery, before 1788. Drawn by T. Bailey from a sketch by Mrs. Bailey, engraved by J. Evans for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, ii, facing p. 18.159
92St. Werburgh's. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.164
93St. Columba's. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.164
94Summer house behind Bollands Court, in which Matthew Henry is believed to have studied. J. Romney, Chester and its Environs Illustrated (Chester, [1853]), facing p. [6].167
95Congregational church, Upper Northgate Street. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.168
96Windmill Lane chapel. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.170
97Presbyterian Church of Wales, City Road. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.171
98Quaker meeting house and burial ground, 1964. Photograph by A. N. Wright: C.P.S., Frodsham St. (neg. WR 24/19).174
99Wesleyan chapel, St. John Street, in 1867 (west at top). Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], plan.175
100Primitive Methodist chapel (built 1888), George Street. Photograph in J. Williams, The Story of Chester (1907), 272.177
101Sunday school children at the City Mission Hall, Crook Street, 1958. Photograph by Miss Jacobs: C.P.S., Crook St. (slide 67/1407).179
102Catholic Apostolic Church, 1964. Photograph by A. N. Wright: C.P.S., Church St. (neg. WR 25/33).182
103Christadelphian meeting room, Egerton Street, 1964. Photograph by A. N. Wright: C.P.S., Egerton St. (neg. WR 15/13).182
104Plan of the cathedral. Drawn by Roland W. Paul, 1893.186
105Reconstructed plan of the eastern part of the early Romanesque abbey church. R. Gem, 'Romanesque Archit. in Chester c. 1075–1117', Medieval Arch., Art, and Archit. at Chester, ed. A. Thacker, 33.187
106One bay of the Lady chapel. J.C.A.S. [o.s.], iii, facing p. 169.188
107South aisle of the choir. Drawn by J. Harrison, engraved by O. Jewitt for J. H. Parker, Medieval Archit. of Chester, 22.189
108The abbey precinct in 2000. Surviving medieval fabric in black; probable buildings with dotted lines. Drawn by A. P. Baggs.192
109Undercroft of abbot's lodging. Photograph in C.H.H. (Y 1/1/95).193
110Refectory pulpit. The Graphic, 12 Aug. 1876, p. 149.193
111Abbey Gate, looking into the precinct. Bamforth & Co. postcard, published in U.S.A., in possession of C. P. Lewis.194
112South-west angle of the cloisters. Drawn and engraved by J. H. Le Keux for J. H. Parker, Medieval Archit. of Chester, frontispiece.195
113The cathedral from the south, 1656. Drawn and engraved by Daniel King for King's Vale Royal, [ii], between pp. 20–1.196
114Cathedral interior, looking east from the nave into the crossing and choir, 1876. The Graphic, 12 Aug. 1876, p. 149.198
115The ruinous cloisters in the early 19th century. Drawn by C. Warren from a sketch by B. Baud; engraved for T. Moule, Winkles's Archit. and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cath. Churches of Eng. and Wales (1836–42).200
116House of 1761 on north side of Abbey Square. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.202
117Abbey Square after 1761. Drawn by Edward Wright, engraved for C. Hulbert, Ches. Antiquities (Shrewsbury, 1838), plate II. The attribution to Wright is on a loose slip of paper inserted in copy in C.A.S. library, no. 003955.203
118Plan of the castle in 1745. By Alexander de Lavaux.207
119Chester castle from the outer ward, 1777, showing the great hall (left), inner ward (background), and well house (right). Original drawing by Moses Griffith, engraved for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, ii, after p. 176.208
120Chester castle: Harrison's completed scheme for the outer ward. Photograph by Frank Simpson, published in Rare Old City of Chester and the River Dee (1907) [Official City Guide], 23.211
121County gaol from the east. Postcard, published by Huke's Library, Chester, in possession of C. P. Lewis.212
122Plan of walls and gates. Drawn by A. T. Thacker.214
123The New Tower (left), spur wall, and Bonewaldesthorne Tower in the later 18th century. Unattributed drawing in C.C.A.L.S.216
124Wishing Steps, 1903. Drawn by Edmund H. New for B. C. A. Windle, Chester: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City, 95.218
125Promenading the walls near King Charles's Tower in the 1850s. Drawn by Alfred Summers, engraved by W. Banks for T. Hughes, Stranger's Handbk. [1856], facing p. 22.218
126Old Eastgate, before 1768. Engraved for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, i. 414.219
127Eastgate, 1930s. C.C.A.L.S.219
128Old Northgate, before 1808. Engraved for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, ii. 21.220
129Northgate. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.220
130Morgan's Mount, 1903. Drawn by Edmund H. New for B. C. A. Windle, Chester: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City, 82.221
131Pemberton's Parlour. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.221
132Shipgate, before 1828. Drawn by T. Bailey, engraved by J. Evans for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, i, facing p. 368.223
133Newgate, 1903. Drawn by Edmund H. New for B. C. A. Windle, Chester: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City, 276.224
134Newgate. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.224
135The Bars, before 1767. Hemingway, Hist. Chester, i. 427.225
136Further Bridgegate before 1784. Drawing by Randle Holme, engraved for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, i. 427.225
137Watergate Row South in the later 18th century. Original drawing in C.C.A.L.S.226
138Watergate Row North in 1849, showing 13th-century arches spanning the Row. J. Romney, Chester and its Environs Illustrated (Chester, [1853]), facing p. [17].227
139The elements of a typical house in the Rows. Drawn by R. Harris.228
140Undercroft at no. 12 Bridge Street, 1849. J. Romney, Chester and its Environs Illustrated (Chester, [1853]), facing p. [21].229
141Access stairs and domestic accommodation in Watergate Row South in 1818. G. Batenham, A Series of Etchings of the Churches, Gates, and Other Parts of Chester [1818?].230
142Row walkway and stallboards in Bridge Street Row West in 1847. J. Romney, Chester and its Environs Illustrated (Chester, [1853]), facing p. [9].231
143Probable extent of the Rows in the Middle Ages. Plan drawn for The Rows of Chester, ed. A. Brown, 30.233
144Raised terrace in front of St. Olave's church, 1818. G. Batenham, A Series of Etchings of the Churches, Gates, and Other Parts of Chester [1818?].234
145Bishop Lloyd's House, Watergate Street. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.235
146Enclosed Rows in Lower Bridge Street West, c. 1810. Drawn and etched by G. Batenham, reproduced from T. Hughes, Ancient Chester, no. XV (pt.).236
147Uniform frontages in Eastgate Street North, c. 1810. Drawn and etched by G. Batenham, reproduced from T. Hughes, Ancient Chester, no. XXII.237
148Vernacular revival buildings in Eastgate Street South: nos. 36–38 by T. M. Penson, 1857 (right) and nos. 40–44 by W. T. Lockwood, 1912 (left). Photograph by A. F. Kersting.238
149St. Michael's Row as originally built. Photograph by Frank Simpson: C.P.S., Bridge St. Row (slide 69/270).239
150Nos. 55–61 Watergate Street. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.239
151Randle Holme III's plan of the nunnery. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073, f. 87.240
152Remains of the nunnery, 1727. From Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, The North-West View of Chester Castle.241
153Randle Holme III's plan of the Franciscan friary. B.L. Harl. MS. 2073.241
154Stanley Palace in 1867. Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], facing p. 62.243
155Hospital of St. John the Baptist (Blue Coat school), 1891. G. A. Audsley, Stranger's Handbk. to Chester ([1st edn.], 1891), 105.245
156Chester races, 1753. From an unidentified south-west prospect of Chester, copy in C.C.A.L.S.257
157Chester races, between 1830 and 1840. Lithograph by T. Bailey.258
158Crowds at the Cross and in Eastgate Street, making their way to the races, c. 1903. Photograph by Frank Simpson: C.P.S., The Cross (slide 69/248).259
159New grandstand, built 1988. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.260
160Northgate Arena. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.261
161Grosvenor Boat Club members at their boat house. Undated photograph: C.P.S., Subjects (Grosvenor Rowing Club) (slide 71/867).266
162Pugilism advertised at the Cross, c. 1820. Drawn and etched by W. Batenham for Hemingway, Hist. Chester, i, facing p. 409.267
163The opening gala at Union Street baths, 1901. From a postcard: C.P.S., Union St. (neg. MISC 2/12).269
164Albion Hotel, Lower Bridge Street, 1856. Hughes, Stranger's Handbk. [1856], 74.270
165Theatre Royal: entrance in Northgate Street, c. 1810. Drawn and etched by G. Batenham, reproduced from T. Hughes, Ancient Chester, no. IV (pt.).270
166Music Hall, as refitted in 1855. Drawn by J. Harrison, engraved by J. McGahey for J.C.A.S. [o.s.], i, facing p. 473.271
167Odeon cinema. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.272
168Classic cinema, 1964. Photograph by P. Nell: C.P.S., Foregate St. (neg. N 4/4).273
169The cathedral organ of 1875. Illustrated Lond. News, 12 Aug. 1876, p. 153.274
170Chester Historical Pageant, 1910: morris dancers in episode 7, Midsummer Revels. Photograph by T. Chidley: C.P.S., Subjects (Chester Historical Pageant, 1910) (neg. BIRT 29/8).275
171Performance of Chester mystery plays in St. Werburgh Street, 1997. Photograph supplied by Chester City Council.276
172Blue Coat school entrance. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.278
173Bishop Graham Memorial Ragged School, Princess Street, in use as Chester City Mission, 1966. Photograph by E. G. Williams: C.P.S., Princess St. (neg. W 21/20).278
174Victoria Road British school. Photograph by C. P. Lewis, 2002.279
175Technical school at Grosvenor Museum, c. 1906. Photograph in J. Williams, The Story of Chester (1907), 283.281
176Chester College, Parkgate Road, with the chapel (left) and College school (right). Chester College Archives.286
177Commercial News Room and City Library. Photograph by A. F. Kersting.292
178Public library, St. John Street, 1964. Photograph by J. G. McPeake: C.P. S., St. John St. (neg. McP 1/5).293
179T. M. Lockwood's design for the Grosvenor Museum, 1884. Original drawing in possession of Lovelock, Mitchell, and Partners, Architects, Chester.295
180The Roodee from the west, 1950. C.P.S., Racecourse (neg. MISC 3/2).299
181The Groves in 1760. Lieut. Joseph Winder, South-East Prospect of Chester (1760): copy in C.C.A.L.S.300
182The eastern end of the Groves, 1856, with the suspension bridge (left). Hughes, Stranger's Handbk. [1856], 120.301
183Grosvenor park from the south-east, 1867. Gresty and Burghall's Chester Guide, rev. J. Hicklin [1867], facing p. 59.302
184Procession leaving the cathedral during the mayor-making ceremony of 1904. Photograph in possession of Miss M. G. Haynes-Thomas: C.P.S., Subjects (Mayor Making) (neg. H-T 1/11).320


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