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Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
The first abbot of Chester was Richard, and during his time the Norman work was carried on in the choir and chapels. The next abbot was William (1121 to 1140), in whose time the arches of the north-west tower were constructed. The Norman chamber with the fine roof was built at this period.
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Halton Castle
Ruins of Halton Castle, Cheshire
The village of Halton is charmingly placed on the slope of Halton Hill, which is crowned by Halton Castle which was used by John of Gaunt as a hunting lodge, and afterwards it served as one of Queen Elizabeth I's jails for the imprisonment of recusants - those who refused to attend services of the Church of England.
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Beeston Castle
Beeston Castle, Cheshire
A finer position could not have been selected for the erection of a fortress. On the right of the entrance is a well, which has caused much antiquarian discussion. It extends downwards to Beeston Brook, a depth of 110 metres, and it was cleared of rubbish in 1842. This was traditionally the place where King Richard II concealed his treasure from his pursuing enemies in 1399.
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Gawsworth
Village of Gawsworth, Cheshire
An enchanting village, set amongst forest, parkland and ornamental ponds. The site of the beautiful 16th-century timber-framed Gawsworth Hall was the seat of the Fitton family from 1306 until it was taken over by the Mainwarings in the late 17th-century.
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