Chester: a Virtual Stroll Around the Walls

Old Photographs & Drawings of Chester

The Building of Chester's Inner Ring Road part 2 (back to part 1 on to part 3)

pepper street 1920s
Before the Ring Road: Pepper Street looking towards St. Michael's Church 1920s

pepper street 1950s
A couple of images of old houses in Pepper Street. All were demolished to make way for the new road.

pepper street 1950s

pepper street 1962
Pepper Street being widened to form the new Inner Ring Road 1962. St. Michael's Church is on the left and the
Newgate may be seen in the distance. The space between them is now occupied by the Grosvenor Precinct.

pepper street / bridge street junction
The junction of Bridge Street and Pepper Street

building the inner ring road

building the inner ring road

egerton house
A major casualty of the Innner Ring Road: the elegant Egerton House (c 1730) in Upper Northgate Street, town house of the Egertons of Oulton.
It was demolished to make way for the Fountains Roundabout.

egerton house

45 upper n orthgate street
On the far side of the Fountains Roundabout: 45-59 Upper Northgate Street. Compare the two views...

45 upper northgate street 2

gorse stacks 1971
Gorse Stacks in 1971, when the old cattle market was giving way to a large car park and new road system

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