Chesters Roman Fort Places Nearby

Chesters MuseumChesters Museum

Museum. Commissioned before 1895 by Nathaniel George Clayton, nephew of John Clayton who owned the Roman site of Chesters and began the excavations; opened in 1903, after the deaths of Nathaniel and his son John Bertram, for Mrs Nathaniel George Clayton by R Norman Shaw. Coarse local sandstone, rock-faced and snecked, with ashlar dressings.


Country house, 1771 by John Carr for John Clayton, remodelled with major extensions 1891 by Norman Shaw. Ashlar; Lakeland slate roofs. Square 1771 block with 5 1891 wings, 3 set diagonally at angles and 2 to rear; extensions in earlier C18 style.South front in 3 parts: centre is 1771 house, 3 storeys, 4 bays, symmetrical.

Terrace Walls to S of Chesters

Terrace walls, probably early C20. Drystone, in irregular courses, with cut dressings. Flat coped retaining wall, decreasing in height at front, around circular lawn.

The George Inn

Hotel. Mid C18 extended C19. Roughly-squared stone with dressings, C19 parts snecked stone; Welsh slate roof.

Forge Cottage

House, formerly a pair of cottages. Late C18. Coursed rubble with roughly- shaped quoins and cut dressings; stone slate roof.

Lincoln Hill House

House, dated 1799 on lintel, incorporating earlier C18 work in east wing; west wing rebuilt late C19. 1799 house rubble with ashlar front, east wing coursed rubble, west wing snecked tooled stone; cut dressings. Welsh slate roofs.

Little Walwick

House, early C18 extended C19. Coursed large rubble with roughly-shaped quoins and tooled dressings; Lakeland slate roof, except for stone slates on rear wing. South elevation in 3 sections.