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Chester Town Hall Seen From Newtown Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ... Chester has several meanings: Places In the United Kingdom Chester, England In Canada Chester, Nova Scotia In the United States Chester, Arkansas Chester, California Chester, Connecticut Chester, Georgia Chester, Illinois Chester, Iowa Chester, Maine Chester, Maryland Chester, Massachusetts Chester, Montana Chester, Nebraska Chester, New Hampshire Chester, New Jersey Chester, Warren...


Chester shown within Cheshire
Population 77,040 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SJ405665
 - London 196.3 miles (316 km)
District Chester
Shire county Cheshire
Region North West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH1
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
European Parliament North West England
UK Parliament City of Chester
List of places: UKEnglandCheshire

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Chester is a city in the North West of England and is also the county town of Cheshire. Situated on the River Dee, on the border with Wales, Chester is one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in the United Kingdom. It is the largest and most populous settlement within the wider Chester District and has a population of 80,121. For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... For other Rivers Dee in the UK, see River Dee. ... This article is about the country. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... The defensive wall of Braşov, Romania. ... Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ...


Chester is perhaps most notable for its successive historic uses and occupations, and the subsequent variety of architectural monuments found within the settlement. The most striking example of the variety of architectural monuments found are the Grade I listed medieval city walls, the most complete of any in the UK. The Forth Bridge, designed by Sir Benjamin Baker and Sir John Fowler, opened in 1890, and now owned by Network Rail, is designated as a Category A listed building by Historic Scotland. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ...


The patron saint of Chester is Saint Werburgh. The adjective associated with Chester is Cestrian. Saint Quentin is the patron saint of locksmiths and is also invoked against coughs and sneezes. ... Werburgh (also known as Werburga) (d. ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of Chester
Main article: Deva Victrix

The city Chester was founded as a Roman fort at the head of the River Dee estuary in AD 79, in the territory of the Cornovii tribe. It was named Deva either after the goddess of the Dee,[1] or directly from the British name for the river.[2] Deverdoeu was still one of two Welsh names for Chester in the late 12th century; its other and more enduring Welsh name was Caerlleon, literally "the fortress-city of the legions", a name identical with that of the Roman fortress at the other end of the Marches at Caerleon (Mon.). The colloquial modern Welsh name is the shortened form, Caer. The early English-speaking settlers used a name which had the same meaning, Legacæstir, which was current until the 11th century, when – in a further parallel with Welsh usage – the first element fell out of use and the simplex name Chester emerged. From the 14th century to the 18th the city's prominent position in north-western England meant that it was commonly also known as Westchester.[3] The History of Chester extends back nearly two millenium, covering all periods of British history in between then and the present day. ... An original section of the Roman Fortress wall is visible from the Northgate Foundations of the Roman South-East Corner Tower The Roman Quay Wall Chesters Roman Amphitheatre Roman Antefix Deva Victrix, or simply Deva, was a fort and town in the Roman province of Britannia. ... River Dee may refer to: River Dee, Wales (Afon Dyfrdwy), mostly in North Wales, flowing from Snowdonia to Chester. ... The Cornovii (perhaps meaning people of the horn), were a people of Iron Age and Roman Britain, who lived principally in the modern counties of North Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire in the English West Midlands; moreover, Ptolemy references presence of the Cornivii as far south as Gloucestershire. ...


City walls

Main article: Chester city walls

Chester is renowned in the United Kingdom as the "Medieval Walled City". It has the most complete city walls within the UK and they are a Grade I listed building. The view from St Martins Gate, on the Northern-most part of the walls. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ...


The first walls plan dates from the Roman times, but the walls have been replaced, enlarged and repaired variously since medieval times.[4]


Recent archaeological discoveries

Base of a small Roman Statue of Venus found in Grosvenor Park, 2007.
Votive Roman Lead Axe Head found in Grosvenor Park, Chester, 2007.

Between 14 May 2007 and 6 July 2007 excavations were carried out in Grosvenor Park. The main aim being to find Cholmondeley's lost Mansion, which was demolished in 1867. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


A number of finds have come to light including:

  • Plaster work from the mansion ceiling.
  • Civil War musket balls
  • Clay Tobacco Pipes (17th - 18th Century)
  • Clay Tobacco Pipe waster clay from manufacture
  • A base of a small Roman Statue of Venus
  • A Roman votive offering in the form of a lead axe head.[5][6][7]

Governance

Chester is an unparished area within the District of Chester, though a small area around Chester Castle is the civil parish of Chester Castle. It is intended that this district will be replaced in April 2009 by a new unitary authority called West Cheshire and Chester which will replace and unify the boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal as well as Chester District.[8] Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ... Chester Castle was built in 1069 by William the Conqueror in Chester, Cheshire. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Chester Castle is an area around the Chester Castle in Chester, Cheshire. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Ellesmere Port and Neston is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire, England. ... Vale Royal is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, North West England. ... Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ...

West Cheshire and Chester shown as 1 on this map of Cheshire

Geography

Chester Sandstone forming the canal
Bedrock

Chester lies at the southern end of a 2-mile Triassic sandstone ridge that rises to a height of 42m within a natural S-bend in the River Dee (before the course was altered in the 18th century). The bedrock, which is also known as the Chester Pebble Beds, is noticeable because of the many small stones trapped within its strata. Retreating glacial sheet ice also deposited quantities of sand and marl across the area where boulder clay was absent. The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 ± 0. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... Marls are calcium carbonate or lime rich muds or mudstones which contain variable amounts of clays and calcite or aragonite. ...


The eastern and northern part of Chester consisted of heathland and forest. The western side towards the Dee Estuary was marsh and wetland habitats.


City areas and surrounding villages

Bache, Blacon, Boughton, Curzon Park, Great Boughton, Handbridge, Hoole, Huntington, Lache, Newton, Newtown, Saltney, Saughall, Upton, Vicars Cross, Westminster Park Bache (pronounced [beɪtʃ] and often referred to as The Bache ) is a small civil parish as well as a small suburb of Chester, Cheshire, England. ... Blacon is a large ex-council owned housing estate near Chester, North West England, containing a mixture of private homes and substantial public council-built properties. ... Boughton is a village and the principal settlement of the civil parish of Great Boughton to the east of Chester (the county town of Cheshire). ... Curzon Park The Chester suburb of Curzon Park is a highly attractive residential area just South of the Dee situated within easy walking distance of the ancient city walls, just across the old Grosvenor Bridge. ... Boughton is a village and the principal settlement of the civil parish of Great Boughton in Chester District, to the east of Chester (the county town of Cheshire). ... Handbridge (Treboeth in Welsh) is a small district of Chester, England on the south bank of the River Dee. ... Hoole is a large area in the north-east of Chester, running from Chester railway station to the M53 motorway. ... Huntington is a small village on the outskirts of Chester in the north west of England. ... Lache (sometimes The Lache) is a housing estate in the city of Cheshire, Chester, with a population of around 10,000. ... Newton is a small suburb of Chester bordering Upton and Hoole comprising Newton and Plas Newton. ... Saltney is a small town in Flintshire, Wales,the name is derived from the former salt marshes on which it is built, lying on the River Dee. ... Saughall is a civil parish and village in Cheshire, England. ... Statistics Population: Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ405665 Administration District: City of Chester Shire county: Cheshire Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Cheshire Historic county: Cheshire Services Police force: Ambulance service: North West Post office and telephone Post town: CHESTER Postal district... Statistics Population: Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: [1] Administration District: City of Chester Shire county: Cheshire Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Cheshire Historic county: Cheshire Services Police force: Ambulance service: North West Post office and telephone Post town: CHESTER Postal district... Westminster Park is both a suburb to the west of Chester, and a large park the area takes its name after. ...


Demography

The resident population for Chester District in the 2001 Census was 118,210. This represents 17.5% of the Cheshire County total (1.8% of the North West population).[9] Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ...


There are 77,040 living within the Greater Chester urban area (65% of the total of Chester District). This population is forecast to grow by 5% in the period 2005 to 2021.[10]


Economy

Grosvenor Family Owned Chester Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Family Owned Chester Grosvenor Hotel
Shops in Chester
Shops in Chester

The city is a popular shopping centre, with its unique 'Rows' or galleries (basically two levels of shops) which date from medieval times. The city is heavily populated by chain stores both in the centre and on retail parks to the west, and also features two indoor shopping centres, an indoor market and a department store, Browns of Chester, now absorbed by the Debenhams chain. There are two main indoor shopping centres: The Grosvenor Mall and the Forum (a reference to the City's Roman past). The Forum, which houses stores and the Chester Market, will be demolished in the Northgate Development scheme to make way for new shopping streets, a new indoor market, an enlarged library, a car park and bus station, and a performing arts centre. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 1596 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Chester User:Tagishsimon/Gallery - 2005 photos 1 ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 1596 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Chester User:Tagishsimon/Gallery - 2005 photos 1 ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Browns is a department store in Chester established in 1780 by Susannah Brown. ... Debenhams plc (LSE: DEB) is a retailer with a chain of department stores based in the United Kingdom, and franchised stores in a number of other countries. ...


Present day

The Falcon Inn after restoration
The Falcon Inn after restoration
The Cross as seen from The Rows

A considerable amount of land in Chester is owned by the Duke of Westminster who owns an estate – Eaton Hall – near the village of Eccleston. He also has vast London properties in Mayfair. A clue to how influential the family has been is to be found in the name of the Houses of Parliament at Westminster. Indeed, the clock St. Stephen's Tower tower which houses Big Ben was copied on the Duke's estate home of Eaton Hall and can be seen from the road from Aldford to Chester today. Image File history File linksMetadata Falconinn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Falconinn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1984 × 1488 pixel, file size: 688 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photo by Clint Heacock Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1984 × 1488 pixel, file size: 688 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photo by Clint Heacock Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE (born December 22, 1951) married Natalia Ayesha Phillips in 1978. ... Eaton Hall in 1708. ... Eccleston is a village in Cheshire close to Chester. ... Mayfair is an area in the City of Westminster London, named after the fortnight-long May Fair that took place there from 1686 until it was banned in that location in 1764. ... This may refer to the: British Houses of Parliament. ... “Houses of Parliament” redirects here. ... The Clock Tower, colloquially known as Big Ben (a name that correctly refers to the main bell) Big Ben redirects here. ... Aldford is a village in the county of Cheshire, south of Chester. ...


Grosvenor is the Duke's family name, which explains such features in the City such as the Grosvenor Bridge, the Grosvenor Hotel, and Grosvenor Park. Much of Chester's architecture dates from the Victorian era, many of the buildings being modelled on the Jacobean half-timbered style and designed by John Douglas, who was employed by the Duke as his principal architect. He had a trademark of twisted chimney stacks, many of which can be seen on the buildings in the city centre. Arms of the Dukes of Westminster (since 1825) The title of Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Richard Grosvenor, the 3rd Marquess of Westminster. ... Grosvenor Bridge The Grosvenor Bridge is a single-span arch road bridge which crosses the River Dee at Chester in England. ... The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Jacobean - an early phase of English Renaissance architecture and decoration. ... John Douglas was an English architect, born at Sandiway, Cheshire on 11 April 1830, the son of John Douglas and his wife Mary Swindley. ...


Douglas designed amongst other buildings the Grosvenor Hotel and the City Baths. In 1911, Douglas' protégé and city architect James Strong designed the then active fire station on the west side of Northgate Street. Another feature of all buildings belonging to the estate of Westminster is the 'Grey Diamonds' – a weaving pattern of grey bricks in the red brickwork laid out in a diamond formation. James Strong refers to two different people: Dr. James Strong (1822-1894) was a Methodist biblical scholar and educator, and creator of the Strongs concordance. ...

The weir on the River Dee, Chester, England (2002)
The weir on the River Dee, Chester, England (2002)
Curzon Park as seen from the famous Grosvenor Bridge spanning the River Dee.
Curzon Park as seen from the famous Grosvenor Bridge spanning the River Dee.

Towards the end of WWII, a lack of affordable housing meant many problems for Chester. As a result, vast open fields on the edge of the city were transformed into residential areas. Large areas of open fields on the outskirts of the city were turned into residential areas in the 1950s and early 1960s producing, for instance, the suburb of Blacon. In 1964, a bypass was built through and around the town centre to combat traffic congestion. River Dee, Chester, England File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... River Dee, Chester, England File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Curzon Park The Chester suburb of Curzon Park is a highly attractive residential area just South of the Dee situated within easy walking distance of the ancient city walls, just across the old Grosvenor Bridge. ... Grosvenor Bridge The Grosvenor Bridge is a single-span arch road bridge which crosses the River Dee at Chester in England. ... For other Rivers Dee in the UK, see River Dee. ... Blacon is a large ex-council owned housing estate near Chester, North West England, containing a mixture of private homes and substantial public council-built properties. ...


These new developments caused local concern as the physicality and therefore the feel of the city was being dramatically altered. In 1968, a report by Donald Insall[11] in collaboration with authorities and government recommended that historic buildings be preserved in Chester. Consequently, the buildings were used in new and different ways instead of being flattened.[12]


In 1969 the City Conservation Area was designated. Over the next 20 years the emphasis was placed on saving historic buildings, such as The Falcon Inn, Dutch Houses and Kings Buildings.


On January 13, 2002, Chester was granted Fairtrade City status. This status was renewed by the Fairtrade Foundation on August 20, 2003. is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods. ... The Fairtrade Foundation is a charity which promotes the sale of Fairtrade-labelled products in the United Kingdom. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cestrians are often jokingly perceived as being anti-Welsh. This supposed animosity could be the reason that the Town Hall clock does not face west towards Wales so as not to give the Welsh the "time of day".[citation needed] An archaic notice states any Cestrian may shoot a Welshman with a longbow if he loiters within the walls after sunset when the curfew bell chimes (although this law no-longer offers legal protection against prosecution for murder and this urban myth may be rooted in a local byelaw).[13] The view from St Martins Gate, on the Northern-most part of the walls. ...


Renaissance

In 2007 Chester Council announced a 10-year plan to see Chester become a "must see European destination". At a cost of £1.3 billion it has been nicknamed Chester Renaissance.[14]


There are four major developments in Chester.


The Northgate Development project began in 2007. At a cost of £400 million, Chester City Council and developers ING hope to create a new quarter for Chester. The development will see the demolition of the market hall, bus station, theatre and NCP car park, and the local Northgate Arena leisure centre. In its place will be a new multi-storey car park, bus exchange, performing arts centre, homes, retail space, a flagship department store and a hotel.[15]


Culture

Chester is twinned with the French town of Sens, Loerrach in Germany, Lakewood, Colorado in the United States and Senigallia, Italy. For other uses, see Sens (disambiguation). ... Lörrach is a city in south-west Germany, in the valley of the Wiese, close to the French and the Swiss border. ... The City of Lakewood is a home rule municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Misa River in Senigallia. ...


Arts and sport

In 2007, Chester's cultural sector was going through a major transformation. The Gateway Theatre had closed as part of the Northgate Development and so too had the Odeon cinema. The site was earmarked for redevelopment, with the closed Odeon cinema being the subject of a proposal to re-open it as part of an arts complex with a cinema at its heart; or its owners, Brook Leisure, may pursue planning permission to turn it into a nightclub.[16] In the summer, the city hosts the annual Chester Music Festival, the Chester Midsummer Watch Parade and the Chester Mystery Plays,[15] the latter of which dates from medieval times. Numerous public houses and wine bars, some of which date from medieval times, populate the city. Chester also has some nightclubs, which are soon going to be added to by the development of two new clubs in the next eighteen months. Also to the east side of the city are the UK's largest zoological gardens, Chester Zoo. Chester has its own film society. The Gateway Theatre is a small producing and receiving theatre in the city of Chester, England. ... History The Chester Midsummer Watch Parade began in 1498. ... The Chester Mystery Plays are a cycle of mystery plays from the 14th century, and the most complete set of such plays in existence. ... Pub redirects here. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ... Chester Zoo is a Zoological Garden located in the North of England. ...

Chester City FC in action
Chester City FC in action

The city features the Grosvenor Museum, which contains exhibitions about the city's Roman past as well as a reconstructed Georgian house. The Deva Roman Experience, dedicated to the city's Roman heritage, is also based in the centre of the city, as is the Chester Heritage Centre and the Cheshire Military Museum. Image File history File links CCFC Logo. ... Image File history File links CCFC Logo. ...


Chester City football club play in the Coca-Cola League 2, the fourth tier of English football and the lowest fully professional division. They were elected to the Football League in 1931, and have played at their Deva Stadium, straddling the England–Wales border, since 1992. Notable former players include Ian Rush (who also managed the club), Cyrille Regis, Arthur Albiston, Earl Barrett, Lee Dixon, Steve Harkness, Roberto Martinez and Stan Pearson. For the Local Government District of Chester, see Chester (district). ... Soccer redirects here. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... Ian James Rush MBE (born 20 October 1961) is a Welsh footballer who played as a striker and is best known for playing with Liverpool. ... Cyrille Regis (born 9 February 1958) is a former English footballer. ... Arthur Albiston (born July 14, 1957 in Edinburgh) was a Scottish football player. ... Earl Delisser Barrett (born April 28, 1967 in Rochdale, Lancashire) is a former English footballer, most famous for his stints with Everton, Oldham Athletic, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester City. ... This article is about the footballer. ... Steve Harkness (born Carlisle, August 27th 1971) is a former footballer who played for several clubs, most notably Liverpool. ... José de Jesus Roberto Martínez y Gutiérez (born 1917) is a traditionalist Catholic bishop. ... Stan Pearson (born January 11, 1919 in Salford) was a English football player. ...


The city also has a national basketball team, the newly named, BiG Storage Cheshire Jets Champions, who play in the city's Northgate Arena leisure centre; and a wheelchair basketball team, the Chester Wheelchair Jets.[17] Chester also has a successful hockey club, Chester HC, who play at the County Officers' Club on Plas Newton Lane, and also an American Football team, the Chester Romans, who are part of the British American Football League. The Cheshire Jets, officially BiG Storage Cheshire Jets by sponsorship, is a British professional basketball team based in Chester, Cheshire. ... Northgate Arena is the main Leisure Centre for the Chester area. ... The Chester Romans are an amateur American Football club in playing in Division 2 Central of the British American Football League. ...


The River Dee is also home to several rowing clubs, notably Grosvenor Rowing Club and Royal Chester Rowing Club, as well as two school clubs, The King's School Chester Rowing Club and Queen's Park High Rowing Club. The weir is regularly used by a number of local canoe and kayak clubs. Each July a charity raft race is held on the River Dee. Chester Golf Club can also be found near the banks of the Dee. The Kings School, Chester, a private school in Chester, England. ... Chester is one of the oldest established golf clubs in the county of Cheshire. ...


Music

Chester has a brass band that was formed in 1853. It was known as the Blue Coat Band and today as The City of Chester Band.[18] It is a thriving 3rd section brass band with an active training band and its members still wear a blue-jacketed uniform with an image of the Eastgate clock on the breast pocket.


Pop Band Mansun are probably the most famous Britpop band to come from Chester. Mansun were a rock music band formed in Chester in 1995 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Draper, lead guitarist/back vocalist Dominic Chad, and bassist Stove King, with drummer Andie Rathbone, and disbanded in May, 2003. ... Britpop was a mid-1990s British alternative rock genre and movement. ...


Media

Chester's newspapers are the daily Chester Evening Leader, and the weekly Chester Chronicle. It also has various free publications: the free newspapers Chester Mail and Chester Standard. Dee 106.3 is the city's own radio station, with Wrexham's Marcher Sound and BBC Radio Merseyside also broadcasting locally. Chester is the city where Channel 4's soap-opera Hollyoaks is set (although most filming takes place around Liverpool). The Chester Evening Leader was launched in 1973 as Chesters first daily newspaper. ... The Chester Chronicle is a UK local weekly newspaper for the Chester and Cheshire area, first established in the 18th century. ... The Chester Mail is a free weekly newspaper distributed around Chester by Trinity Mirror. ... The Chester Standard is a weekly free newspaper. ... Dee 106. ... This article is about Wrexham the settlement. ... MFM 103. ... BBC Radio Merseyside is the BBC Local Radio service for the English metropolitan county of Merseyside and north Cheshire. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Hollyoaks is a British television soap opera, first broadcast on 23 October 1995, on Channel 4. ...


Industry

Chester played a significant part in the Industrial Revolution which began in the North-West of England in the latter part of the 18th century. The city village of Newtown, located north east of the city and bounded by the Shropshire Union Canal was at the very heart of this industry. The large Chester Cattle Market and the two Chester railway stations, Chester General and The Northgate Station, meant that Newtown with its cattle market and canal, and Hoole with its railways were responsible for providing the vast majority of workers and in turn, the vast amount of Chester's wealth production during the early and late parts of the Industrial Revolution. A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... The Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction The Shropshire Union Canal is a canal linking Wolverhampton with the River Mersey. ... Chester railway station is a railway station in the city of Chester, England. ... Categories: Water-transport stubs | Canals | Water transport ... Hoole is a large area in the north-east of Chester, running from Chester railway station to the M53 motorway. ...


21st-century industry

The city's main industries are now the service industries, comprising retail, tourism and financial services. Chester's main employer is Bank of America, formerly MBNA Europe. There is also a large Shell oil refinery (in Ellesmere Port), several large financial firms including HBOS plc and M&S Money. Just over the Welsh border to the west near the village of Broughton there is an Airbus UK factory (formerly British Aerospace), where the wings of Airbus aircraft, including the Airbus A380 are manufactured [19], and there are food processing plants to the north and west. The Iceland frozen food company is based in nearby Deeside. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... MBNA logo, 2004-2006 MBNA Corporation was a bank holding company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to being acquired by Bank of America in 2005. ... Royal Dutch Shell plc is a multinational oil company of British and Dutch origins. ... Group headquarters on The Mound, Edinburgh HBOS Office at Trinity Road, Halifax HBOS plc (LSE: HBOS) is a banking and insurance group in the United Kingdom, the holding company for Bank of Scotland plc, which operates the Bank of Scotland and Halifax brands; HBOS Australia, owner of BankWest; and HBOS... Marks and Spencer plc (known also as M&S and sometimes colloquially as Marks and Sparks) is the largest retailer in the United Kingdom by sales. ... This article is about the country. ... // [edit] Broughton as a place name [edit] Australia Port Broughton, South Australia [edit] United Kingdom [edit] England Broughton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Broughton, Cambridgeshire Broughton, Craven, North Yorkshire Broughton, Greater Manchester Broughton, Hampshire Broughton, Kent Broughton, Lancashire Broughton, Lincolnshire Broughton, Milton Keynes Broughton, Northamptonshire Broughton Sulney Nottinghamshire Broughton, Oxfordshire Broughton, Ryedale, North... BAE Systems Filton, part of Airbus UK Airbus UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems which produces wings for the Airbus aircraft family. ... British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft and defence systems manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ...


Chester has its own university, the University of Chester, and a major hospital, the Countess of Chester Hospital, named after the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Countess of Chester. For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... The University of Chester is a university based in the city of Chester in the United Kingdom. ... History The Countess of Chester is the main NHS hospital and Primary Care Trust for the Chester area, with 625 beds. ... Princess Diana redirects here. ...


Transport

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Canals

Canal Running below the walls of the City
Canal Running below the walls of the City

From about 1794 when canal building in England finished, through to the late 1950s when the canal-side flour mills were closed, canals were a popular form of goods transport, and narrowboats carried produce and supplies to and from North Wales (coal, slate, gypsum or lead ore), finished lead (for roofing, water pipes and sewerage) from the leadworks in Edgerton Street (Newtown). Grain arrived from Cheshire farmland and was stored in granaries on the banks of the canal at Newtown and Boughton, and salt for preserving food arrived from Northwich. Image File history File links Canal3. ... Image File history File links Canal3. ... The British canal system of water transport played a vital role in Britains Industrial Revolution at a time when roads were only just emerging from the medieval mud and long trains of pack horses were the only means of mass transit by road of raw materials and finished products... Moored narrowboats near Tardebigge, Worcestershire, England Horse drawing a narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon Canal. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... Northwich is a wich town in Cheshire, England. ...


The Chester Canal flowed into the river Dee, providing access to the sea and other ports such as Liverpool, and along with the railways and the port facilities at 'Crane Wharf' by the Chester racecourse, Chester would have made an important contribution to the commercial development of the north-west region. Chester Canal basin at Raymond Street, near the junction with the River Dee The Chester Canal was a canal linking the south Cheshire town of Nantwich with the River Dee at Chester, providing a route for produce (including salt) from Nantwich to reach Chester and, beyond it, the sea via...


The original Chester Canal was constructed to run from the River Dee near Sealand Road, to Nantwich in south Cheshire, and opened in 1774. In 1805 the Wirral section of the Ellesmere Canal was opened, which ran from Netherpool (now known as Ellesmere Port) to meet the Chester Canal at Chester canal basin. Later these two canal branches became part of the Shropshire Union Canal network. This canal, which runs alongside the walls of Chester, is navigable and remains in use today. River Dee may refer to: River Dee, Wales (Afon Dyfrdwy), mostly in North Wales, flowing from Snowdonia to Chester. ... Sealand, Flintshire, is a community and a town to the west of Chester, England, in Wales on the border. ... Nantwich is a market town in south Cheshire, England, in the Borough and parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich. ... The Llangollen Canal we see today was previously called the Ellesmere Canal, but the Ellesmere Canal as originally envisaged was very different from what was eventually constructed. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction The Shropshire Union Canal is a canal linking Wolverhampton with the River Mersey. ...


Railways

The City Of Chester once had two major railway stations within a few hundred yards of each other. One, The main Chester General railway station is located to the North East of the city centre, and has an impressive Italianate frontage. Built in 1848, the interior is dilapidated, having lost a roof in the 1972 Chester General rail crash. Extensive renovations took place in September 2007 to improve pedestrian access, and parking. The town was the scene of an early disaster when a new bridge over the Dee collapsed under a local train. It had been built by Robert Stephenson for the Chester and Holyhead Railway in late 1847, and was made of cast iron beams trussed together. Five people were killed when the train fell into the river, and there was a national scandal about the design of the bridge. The Dee bridge disaster led to demolition of many new bridges of similar design.[citation needed] Chester railway station is a railway station in the city of Chester, England. ... On 8 May 1972, the driver of a Class 24 freight locomotive hauling a load of aviation fuel on the approach to Chester General station Chester, England. ... Statue of Robert Stephenson at Euston Station, London Robert Stephenson FRS (October 16, 1803–October 12, 1859) was an English civil engineer. ... The Chester and Holyhead Railway was incorporated out of a proposal to link Holyhead, the traditional port for the Irish Mail with London by way of the existing Chester and Crewe Railway, and what is now the West Coast Main Line. ... The Dee bridge after its collapse The Dee bridge disaster was a rail accident that occurred in 1847. ...

OpenStreetMap of central Chester
OpenStreetMap of central Chester

Trains go from here along the North Wales Coast Line, as well as to London Euston, Liverpool, Crewe, Manchester Piccadilly, Wrexham General and Shrewsbury. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1023x1145, 595 KB) This map may be incomplete, and may contain errors. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1023x1145, 595 KB) This map may be incomplete, and may contain errors. ... OpenStreetMap of Chester OpenStreetMap is a collaborative, project create Free maps using data from portable GPS devices. ... The North Wales Coast Line is the railway line from Crewe to Holyhead. ... Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ... The main entrance to Liverpool Lime Street Station Liverpool Lime Street railway station on Lime Street is the mainline railway station serving Liverpool, England. ... Crewe station is one of the most historic railway stations in the world. ... Manchester Piccadilly station is the principal railway station of Manchester, UK. It serves intercity routes to London Euston, Birmingham New Street and the south, Glasgow Central, and routes throughout the north of England. ... Wrexham General railway station (Welsh: ) is a medium sized railway station in the town of Wrexham, north-east Wales // In 1846 the first steam trains began the Railway Age in Wrexham. ... Shrewsbury railway station is Shrewsburys only remaining railway station (Shrewsbury Abbey, as well as all the other small stations around the town, having long closed). ...


The other station, Chester Northgate ended its days in 1969 and was closed because of the Beeching Axe of railway economic 'modernisation' in the mid-1960s.[20] As a consequence, the station was demolished and is now the site of the Northgate Arena leisure centre. Chester Northgate railway station was opened on 1 May 1875 as the Chester terminus of the Cheshire Lines Committee line from Northwich. ... Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost of running the British railway system. ...


Trams

Chester had an extensive tram network during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It covered an area as far west as Saltney, on the Welsh border, to Chester General station, Tarvin Road and Great Boughton in the northwest. The network featured the narrowest gauge trams (3' 6") in mainland Britain, due to an act of Parliament which deemed that they must be the least obstructive possible.[citation needed]


The tramway was established in 1871 by Chester Tramways Corporation. It was horse-drawn until its electrification by overhead cables in 1903. The tramway was closed, like most others in the UK, in February 1930. The only remains are small areas of uncovered track inside the bus depot, and a few tram-wire supports attached to buildings on Eastgate/Foregate Street.


Roads

The city is a hub for major roads, including the M53 from Liverpool, the M56 towards Manchester, and the A55 which runs along the North Wales coast to Holyhead.and tha A483 to Wrexham. The M53 motorway is a major road in England, running from Wallasey on the opposite bank of the River Mersey to Liverpool, along the Wirral peninsula past Birkenhead and Ellesmere Port to just east of Chester, upon which motorway regulations end and it seamlessly becomes the A55 road, which continues... The M56 motorway, also known as the North Cheshire motorway, is a major road in England. ... The A55 at Warren Mountain The A55, also known as the North Wales Expressway, is a major road in Britain. ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... This article is about Wrexham the settlement. ...


Bus transport in the city is provided by First Group and Arriva, the council owned and operated ChesterBus (formerly Chester City Transport) having been sold to First Group in mid-2007. There are plans to build a new bus exchange in the city as well as a new coach station. First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ... ChesterBus is the local public transport service for the City of Chester in England. ... First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ...


Notable people

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... Russ Abbot (born Russell A. Roberts, 16 September 1947, in Chester) is a British musician, comedian, and actor. ... Emily Katherine Booth (born April 26, 1976), also known by her stage name Emily Bouff Bouffante, is an English actress. ... Thomas Brassey (1805-1870) was an English railway contractor, born in Cheshire. ... Sir Adrian Cedric Boult CH (April 8, 1889 – February 22, 1983) was an English conductor. ... Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) was a British artist, born in Chester and was the eponym of the Caldecott Medal. ... Daniel Wroughton Craig[1] (born 2 March 1968[2]) is a BAFTA-nominated English actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series from EON Productions. ... Andy Dorman (born May 1, 1982 in Flintshire, Wales) is a Welsh soccer player, currently the only Welsh player in Major League Soccer. ... William and his wife Evelelyn William Frend de Morgan (1839 - 1917) was Britains most talented pottery and tile designer. ... Herbert Douglas Ellis, OBE (born January 3, 1924 in Chester, Cheshire) is an entrepreneur, best known as the former chairman of Aston Villa Football Club. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... ... Greyfriars is one of the smallest constituent Halls of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Award winning comedian Jeff Green has established himself as one of the most popular comics working in the UK today. ... Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE (born December 22, 1951) married Natalia Ayesha Phillips in 1978. ... Arms of the Dukes of Westminster (since 1825) The title of Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Richard Grosvenor, the 3rd Marquess of Westminster. ... Keith Harris (born 21 September 1947 in Lyndhurst, Hampshire) is an English ventriloquist who is known for his television show (which ran from 1982 till 1990), audio recordings and club appearances with his puppets Orville the Duck and Cuddles the Monkey. ... Thomas Heaton (born 15 April 1986) is an English footballer who plays as goalkeeper for Manchester United. ... Albert Sidney Hornby, usually just A. S. Hornby (1898-1978) was an English grammarian, lexicographer and EFL teacher. ... Hugh Lloyd (born April 22, 1923) is an English actor who made his name on television. ... K-Klass are a house music group from Wrexham, North Wales. ... Danny Murphy (born 18 March 1977) is an English football player. ... For other persons named Michael Owen, see Michael Owen (disambiguation). ... Sir Ronald Pickup (born 7 June 1940) is a well-established English actor. ... Basil Radford (25 June 1897 Chester, England - 20 October 1952 London, England) was a British character actor who featured in many British films of the 1930s and 1940s. ... David Roberts was the Chief Engineer and managing director of Richard Hornsby & Sons in the early 1900s. ... </nowiki> Rear sprocket of a Leclerc tank Track of a Leclerc tank U.S. M60 Patton tank. ... Lionel Thomas Caswell Rolt (usually abbreviated to Tom Rolt or L.T.C. Rolt) (1910-1974) was a prolific English writer and the biographer of major civil engineering figures including Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Thomas Telford. ... Alexander Sanderson (born in 7 October 1979 in Chester) is a rugby union footballer who plays at Number 8 for Saracens. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Patrick Harold Sanderson (born in 6 September 1977 in Chester) is a rugby union footballer who plays at flanker for Worcester Warriors. ... Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley (1941 - March 23, 1981) was an astronomer and cosmologist whose research made fundamental contributions to our understanding of how galaxies evolve with time. ... Anthony Simon Thwaite (born 1930) is a British poet and writer. ... -1... Helen Sarah Willetts (born February 10th 1972) is a weather presenter on the BBC, appearing regularly on BBC Breakfast, presenting the weather on weekdays, alternating fortnightly with Carol Kirkwood, and also appearing on BBC One, as a main forecaster on the Ten OClock News, BBC News 24, BBC World...

See also

  • Grade I listed buildings in Chester
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Eastgate Clock
  • Church of St Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester
  • St John the Baptist's Church, Chester
  • St Peter's Church, Chester
  • St Michael's Church, Chester
  • St Paul's Church, Boughton
  • St Mary's Church, Handbridge
  • Newtown, Chester

Chester Cathedral Chester is the county town of Cheshire, England. ... Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral, mother church for the Diocese of Chester, north-west England. ... The Eastgate clock, as seen from Eastgate street. ... The Church of St Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester stands at the top of St Marys Hill, Chester, Cheshire, England near Chester Castle (grid reference SJ404658). ... St John the Baptists Church, Chester is in the city of Chester, Cheshire, England (grid reference SJ409661). ... St Peters Church, Chester is in Eastgate Street in the centre of the city of Chester, Cheshire, England (grid reference SJ404663). ...

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References

Notes

  1. ^ Salway, P. (1993) The Oxford Illustrated History of Roman Britain. ISBN: CN 1634
  2. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=19182#n6
  3. ^ op. cit.
  4. ^ Chester District Council Website. Retrieval Date: 17 July 2007.
  5. ^ The Past Uncovered. Chester Archaeology Newsletter. February 2007. ISSN 1364-324x
  6. ^ The Past Uncovered. Chester Archaeology Newsletter. June 2007. ISSN 1364-324x
  7. ^ Chester City Council News Item. Retrieval Date: 9 July 2007.
  8. ^ Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill. Retrieval Date: 9 August, 2007.
  9. ^ Chester District Council Website. Retrieval Date: 17 July 2007.
  10. ^ Cheshire County Council. Retrieval Date: 17 July 2007.
  11. ^ Donald Insall Associates. Official Website. Retrieval Date: 21 November 2007.
  12. ^ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/europe/england/chester?v=print
  13. ^ Ever been drunk driving a steam engine? (BBC News Item). BBC News Website, Tuesday, 17 January 2006, 12:12 GMT. Retrieval Date: 21 November 2007.
  14. ^ Chester Renaissance. Retrieval Date: 10 July 2007.
  15. ^ a b Northgate Development News. Retrieval Date: 10 July 2007.
  16. ^ Chester Chronicle newspaper report Retrieval Date: 10 August 2007
  17. ^ Chester Wheelchair Jets website. Retrieval Date: 10 July 2007
  18. ^ City of Chester Band website. Retrieval Date: 10 July 2007
  19. ^ BBC News: A380 wings roll off production line at Airbus Broughton Retrieval date: 22 August 2007
  20. ^ Richard Beeching's report "The Reshaping of British Railways" was published in 1965.

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