Chester: a Virtual Stroll Around the Walls

Louise Rayner's Paintings of Chester

Eastgate Street

This is the first of two views of the north side of Eastgate Street painted by Louise Rayner. On the far right is the 17th century Boot Inn which is still serving a fine pint today. St. Peter's Church is seen in the middle distance at The Cross. This is the meeting of Chester's four major streets which were first laid out when the Roman fortress was built. All of them were painted by Louise- Northgate Street (right), Watergate Street (straight ahead) and Bridge Street (left). Behind us, the continuity of Eastgate Street is Foregate Street.

In the distance, at the far end of Watergate Street, can be seen the tall spire of Holy Trinity Church- the Guildhall- which stands on the site of the vanished Roman West Gate.

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