The Watergate, Chester

place and gate

Aged unknown

Commemorated on 1 plaque

The Watergate. When Chester was a flourishing port in the Middle Ages, the river flowed close to the Watergate. All goods entering the city from the port passed through this gate. After the canalisation of the Dee in the 1730's a new port was built lower down the river. The medieval watergate was replaced by the present arch in 1788.

The Watergate, Chester, United Kingdom where it sited