KING EDWARD VI CAMP HILL SCHOOL FOR BOYS
GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT
CHESTER - 2000
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
MEDIEVAL
The Medieval narrow bridge across the River Dee - called Handbridge. This was the lowest bridging point of the river Dee until the new bridge of 1839.
The Cross - this marked the centre of the fortified walled medieval settlement of Chester. It is around this central point that the market would have grown. Note the medieval cross and church are both built from sandstone hewn from the ridge on which Chester stands.
Medieval Almshouses built to house the old and infirm. It would have been the privilege of the pious to live here.
The medieval ROWS of the market area of Chester. These are unique to Chester. It is believed that traders built shops on top of the ruined Roman walls to gain access to shoppers.
The Cathedral which was built originally in the medieval period. It reflects the wealth of Chester. In medieval towns one corner of the walled area was usually left open as farmland to guard against starvation in times of siege.
In medieval times visitors to the town market had to leave the walled city by nightfall. They rested outside the walls in Inns. This is an example of FAUBERG development at Watergate.
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The Roman Settlement in Chester
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Relic land use and the modern CBD
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Conzen's Theory in practice
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Architectural Styles in Chester
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Evidence of 19th century industry
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Pricetown
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Port Sunlight
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Port Sunlight II
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Preservation and conservation of the past
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