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in the city of Chester, NW England UK taken at dusk

in the city of Chester, NW England UK taken at dusk Stock Photo
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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

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DCYF8B

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61.7 MB (3.1 MB Compressed download)

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5968 x 3614 px | 50.5 x 30.6 cm | 19.9 x 12 inches | 300dpi

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City of Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

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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 listed by English Heritage on 28 July 1955 as a Grade I listed building

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