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Respecting Chester’s Roman Heritage.

4 FREE WALKCHESTER maps two detailed street maps and the other a satellite image. Over 200 pages, 600 images, the FREE PDF download 20MB’s, the FULL VERSION 200MB.

1st street names, many carparks and toilets, some disabled

There are a least 12 public carparks, pick the nearest to your walk

Each Public House, Restaurant and Café, many now are for disabled

1 Start at Watergate (all-Day carpark), Bridge Street, Newgate,  The Castle, Grosvenor Street (Grosvenor Museum) Allow 3 hours ending at Pepper Street

LUNCH BREAK there are many places to eat or picnic around St. John’s Church

2 Start from St John’s Church, Newgate Street, (or City Wall), Eastgate Street,

Just before The Cross turn right up Northgate Street, pass the Town Hall to Northgate, join the City Wall, Water Tower, ending at Watergate Carpark

A (second all-Day carpark) is below the Chester Castle Little Roodee Carpark

You need to plan your routes in advance from Carpark and back again

For rainy day’s there are 3 Museums with 5 minutes from each other.

Further information

Roman Chester History

Preparation for this WALK has raised some important H&S questions

  • WALKCHESTER wishes our many Tourists an enjoyable, safe walk, with useful signage 
  • All Towns and Cities have a duty-of-care to all pedestrians & wheelchair users
  • All classes of able-bodied and disabled require smooth, safe walking surface
  • A regular risk assessment of all pathways, access, egress, length of walk marked, would be helpful
  • All humans require access to drinking water, food and toilets, (not forgetting pets)
  • All disabled require good maps showing car-parking close to access routes
  • All public places to have high H&S standards. Remove cobble-stones 
  • or flag-stones, wider pavements for motorized wheelchairs
  • Comments welcome to MUM FORUM: https://mumfordbooks.com/forums/forum/welcome-to-mumfordbooks-com-forum/

Index to Illustrated Chapters 1-18:

1 Introduction: History Timescale: Styles and Periods: Charts and Maps Mesolithic, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Gothic, Georgian, Art Deco, Modern
2 Roman Empire: from Eastern to Western Maps, Countries from around the whole Mediterranean
3 Early Roman architecture, Temples, Palaces, Cirrus, Public Baths, Forums, Colosseum, Monuments, Fountains, and Domestic architecture
4 Rome’s Architecture: many sample buildings, now lost for ever, illustrated from original hand coloured antique prints
5 Images from classical 17th C prints of Rome’s Forum, photographs of the best frescos from Pompeii Ruins, showing the buildings and artefacts as they were in 78 AD.
6 200 Antique prints and new images of Rome’s finest buildings, all in full colour
7 Examples of the Parthenon’s restoration, together with the stonemason’s working methods
8 Illustrated theories of proportion, symmetry, perspectives including shadows, over 90 antique and modern examples
9 Examples of old and new architecture, learn from the past to make a better future, over 100 images
10 Romanesque, British and European architecture, almost 100 all from antique prints
11 European Gothic, many British, French and German Churches and Cathedrals architectural 150 detail antique drawings
12 Detailed working drawings of woodworking and joinery, 150 antique prints, windows, doors, staircases, roofs
13 Baroque architecture 1600-1750 British and European, illustrated in over 100 antique prints and a few photographs
14 Large collection of British large houses, Ex Abbey’s, Castles, Halls, Manors, Mansions illustrated in 100 antique prints and few photographs
15 Georgian British, European and American 1714-1830, illustrated in 75 antique prints and few photographs
16 Roman Chester over 500 antique and new photographs showing Chester’s full architectural history and how it looks today. Mumfordbooks have published a free map* see free sample download (with every eBook). Chester City Walls Walking Map, with planned routes in conjunction with chapter 16. Starting from 1 Watergate following a “Morning 3-hour route”, with lunch break along Pepper Street. 2“Afternoon 3-hour route”, starting from St. John’s Church. We recommend two all day carparks Watergate-Racecourse and Little-Roodee carpark. There are more carparks within the City walls some have wheelchair access
17 Architectural examples of decoration, stone and wood, ornamentation and pattern, internal and external, used mainly on older buildings up the 1930’s. From the WWII building became rectangular boxed shape. Slowly they morphed into curves, then the competition exploded
Now you have almost any shape that will withstand gravity. That’s OK for the architect’s ego and his show-off creation, I question the buildings lifespan and running costs?
18 Summery Examples: Human creativity, individualism from the earliest cave-dwellers to the mud-hut there is an overwhelming desire to decorate to enrich their surroundings. I have used illustrations of doors and doorways to put my visual point across. I enjoyed doing this grouping the different styles together, their verity in colour and shape is extraordinary, enjoy.