Chester Rows

Local nameChester Rows
LocationChester, United Kingdom

Chester Rows consist of covered walkways at the first floor behind which are entrances to shops and other premises. At street level is another set of shops and other premises, many of which are entered by going down a few steps. The Rows, found in each of the four main streets of the city of Chester, Cheshire, England, are unique.Dating from the medieval era, the Rows may have been built on top of rubble remaining from the ruins of Roman buildings, but their origin is still subject to speculation. In some places the continuity of the Rows has been blocked by enclosure or by new buildings, but in others modern buildings have retained the Rows in their designs. Undercrofts or "crypts" were constructed beneath the buildings in the Rows. The undercrofts were in stone while most of the buildings in the Rows were in timber.

Tags MedievalVictorian ArchitectureFacadeShopping Area
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Admission

Free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_Rows

Official tourist website http://www.visitchester.com/things-to-do/chester-rows-p22731

Address Bridge Street, Watergate Street, Eastgate Street, Chester, United Kingdom

Coordinates 53°11'24.72" N -2°53'29.76" E

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