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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BRIDGE OF SIGHS

List entry Number: 1375967

Location

BRIDGE OF SIGHS, UPPER NORTHGATE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469946

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ4066 UPPER NORTHGATE STREET 1932-1/6/274 (West side) 28/07/55 Bridge of Sighs

GV II

Footbridge over ravine of Chester Canal. Probably late C18. Coursed red sandstone; shallow flush voussoirs to the slender segmental arch; plinths to footway; railings removed; access now blocked from both banks. The footbridge was used to take prisoners from the City gaol on site of No.1 Upper Northgate Street (qv) to the former Chapel of St John in the south wing of the Bluecoat School, (qv).





Listing NGR: SJ4038766682

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40387 66682

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