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|Description ||The Cross, Chester city centre. Its towering presence, defining the location as a focus point is obvious.
Incredibly difficult to catch at a quiet time, this is taken upon The Rows.
A 15th Century Cross with quite a history. Removed from its position and broken into pieces by Cromwell's troops following the Siege of Chester in 1646, it was reconstructed from parts in 1949 and placed in the Roman Gardens, some five minutes walk away. In 1975 it was moved to its current location - at the centre of the city.
It is rarely quiet here - the famous, scenic Chester Rows go in each direction along the lines of the Roman streets, from The Cross - and as such it is a focal point. Musicians, buskers, street preachers both manic and calm, mystery plays, town criers, the summer watch, fire jugglers and breathers, Viking Invasions, and returning Roman Armies can all be found at this bustling tourist location at times.
Map Ref: SJ405664
Latitude: 53.191055N Longitude: 2.89069W
Condition: 2 Ambience: 3 Access: 5 |
|The shaft is a replacement. The original base is in Plas Newydd was home to the Ladies of Llangollen.
More Information on Chester Cross :
Notice the saints/angels have been removed from the niches around the the top of the Cross. This part is original.|
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