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Archive : Chester & Eaton Hall

Chester is a delightful little place filled with history. We decided to visit in May 2006.

Lovely half-timbered buildings. Looking up Bridge Street to the Cross and the town hall. The Grosvenor Hotel.
A nice bank (HSBC). The Agricola Tower in the castle. The Grosvenor Museum.
Chester Cathedral. Chester town hall.
The west front of the Cathedral. The Cross and some shops. The Crown Court.
Brown's of Chester. Pip on the city walls, near the King Charles Tower. Another bank.
Westminster Coach Works, now the library. Cathedral door. The Norman weir and Old Dee Bridge.
Bluecoat School. The Eastgate Clock. Lovely shops.

Eaton Hall

The Duke of Westminster's beautiful estate is open to the public from time to time. Eaton Hall (what remains of it) is one of Alfred Waterhouse's great works. It is located in Eccleston, not far from Chester.

The day has finally arrived. The beautiful chapel. The chapel.
The stables. A little house in the grounds. One of the lodges.
Eaton Hall. The 'Grotto', a cavern encrusted with shells. Once home to butterflies.
One of the gate houses.
Some carriages. The parrot house, sans parrots. The stable block.
The chapel clock tower. View. Another lodge.
Eccleston, home to more Waterhouse buildings. Eaton Hall. Another lodge.