Eastgate & Eastgate Clock, Chester

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Eastgate and Eastgate Clock in Chester, Cheshire, England, stand on the site of the original entrance to the Roman fortress of Deva Victrix. It is a prominent landmark in the city of Chester and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.

The original gate was guarded by a timber tower which was replaced by a stone tower in the 2nd century, and this in turn was replaced probably in the 14th century. The present gateway dates from 1768 and is a three-arched sandstone structure which carries the walkway forming part of Chester city walls. In 1899 a clock was added to the top of the gateway to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria two years earlier. It is carried on openwork iron pylons, has a clock face on all four sides, and a copper ogee cupola. The clock was designed by the Chester architect John Douglas. The whole structure, gateway and clock, was designated as a GradeĀ I listed building on 28 July 1955.
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  • This is a pretty clock right in the middle of the shopping street in chester, and you can go right up to it by climbing the stairs to the city walls. However, for a picture it's best stand on the...  more »
  • Famous and well-photographed clock in Chester centre, forming part of the circular City walls walk. Many reviewers here have posted similar sentiments, a famous landmark and a lovely design - a must.....  more »
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  • First saw this peeking over other buildings as we approached from the south on the walls. The site itself was fascinating but difficult to get near without being in hundreds of photos. Shame because it was a great place to appreciate the Rows. It stands tall and proud over the main street and so it should! Really well looked after and maintained, it's a lovely feature to see from a distance or up close.
  • Chester, always worth a visit, absolutely brilliant place to eat, shop, admire and enjoy. Let yourself go and be absorbed into its fantastic atmosphere. If there are just too many places and shops to visit, stay overnight, the hotel smack in the middle if town is just perfect.
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