History of the City of Chester; From Its Foundation to the Present Time, Collected from Public Records, Private Manuscripts, and Other Authentic Sources

History of the City of Chester; From Its Foundation to the Present Time, Collected from Public Records, Private Manuscripts, and Other Authentic Sources : With an Account of Parochial and Other Charities, Never Before Published, and a

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...malefactors when passing through the city, t0 thfl place of i execution, and that the houses charged as above, where those which belonged to the persons concerned' in the rescue.."Vliich of-these accounts is true it may be difficult to determine, but the 'former seems to carry the greater appearance of probability. The Northgate has now ceased to be the situation of the city prison; it had long been iucommodious, and by no means secu-re; a new one, therefore, was built in an airy situation, on-the west side of the "city, under the directions of-that eminent Architect, Mr. Harrison, to which the prisoners were removed in the year 1808.-In the same year, the old gate-way and prison were demolished, and the present handsome arch, of plain Doric architecture, .ei-ected at the charge of that munificent patron of the city, Earl Grosvenor.-On the north side the gate, in. distinctly legible letters, is thisinscription: -'---" PORTKM SEPTENTRIONALEM SVBSTRVCTAM A i RQMANIS VETVSTATE JAM DILAPSAM IMPENSIS On eachi side the Gate are commodious steps leading tn the street. From the summit of the gate-way is a delightful view of the new inclosure of the Sands, now covered with the most luxuriant herbage; beyond, is the manor of Blacon, with its charmingly situated house, the property ofLord' Crewe. On a clear day, the venerable Castle of Flint, H0liywell, and even the Light House at the point of Air' may he discerned." Near to the Nortltgate, on the hank of the canal, is the Blue Coat School, mentioned' before, at' p 113, also the cha'pel of Little St. John, and 'a foot-bridge" still remaining, by which the city prisoners formesly passed to Divine service. The wall continues to the'...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993942
  • 9781236993946