KING EDWARD VI CAMP HILL SCHOOL FOR BOYS
GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT
CHESTER - 2000
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
MODERN CBD
Foregate. This is the view looking eastwards from the city walls. Note that the CBD has extended beyond the walls here unlike the other three gates. Why is this? What changes in land use did you see as you walked along the walls? How have the walls affected modern day land use?
This is Eastgate. This is the view westwards towards the Cross. Note it has been pedestrianised. How can this photograph support our thesis that relic land use has affected the land use distribution in the modern CBD?
This is Northgate. Note the abrupt change in land use inside and outside the gate. Inside it is retail and outside a school. Accessibility for the pedestrian is severely limited by the barrier of the walls. Retail needs to be accessible to the pedestrian and therefore locates away from the barrier of the walls.
The Cathedral which was built originally in the medieval period. It reflects the wealth of Chester.The church remains outside of the pressures that have changed old land uses. Note this is the corner of the walled town that would have been kept open so that food could be grown during times of siege.
The relic land use of retail at the Cross has remained. It has been adapted to the development of a modern under cover shopping centre behind the facade of the old buildings. The relic land use of defence, as manifest in the walls, has constricted the modern day land use within the CBD.
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.
This is industrial housing within metres of the busy retail core of the CBD. This low grade land use can only remain because of the barrier to accessibility brought about by the medieval walls.
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The Roman Settlement in Chester
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The Medieval Settlement
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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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