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Bonewaldesthorne's Tower

Bonewaldesthorne's Tower

Bonewaldesthorne's Tower is said to be named after an officer in the army of Aethelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great. Aethelflaed rebuilt Chester's walls during Saxon times around 907 A.D.extending them to the edge of the river on the South and Western sides of the old Roman fortress. She is also credited with the foundation of St Peter's church at the Cross.

Bonewaldesthorne's Tower is square and contains two floors. It is now only open a few days a year for health and safety reasons. The only access to the tower is by the doorway at walls level.

Bonewaldesthorne's Tower Bonewaldesthorne's Tower

Bonewaldesthorne's Tower Bonewaldesthorne's Tower

Civil War musket ball damage on the tower viewed from walls level.

Civil War musket ball damage Civil War musket ball damage

There is a Camera Obscurer in the top floor of the tower.

Camera Obscurer from the outside Camera Obscurer from the outside

The Chester to Holyhead railway line cuts through the corner of the walls in front of the tower.

The Chester to Holyhead railway line

Hungry ? There is some fine wood sculpture located near by the walls.

Fine wood sculpture

Inside the top floor of the tower.

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The walkway on the spur wall to the Water Tower.

Spur Wall Spur Wall

At the end of the spur wall is the Water Tower.

The Water Tower

Views from the tower. The next tower along on the walls is the Water Tower. Click here to have a look.

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