Friday, 6 October 2017

3 Significant Architectural Landmarks in Cheshire

In regards to history and architectural landmarks, architects in Cheshire have delivered some of the richest throughout the United Kingdom. With preservation being high on the agenda for the local council, many listed buildings throughout the area are still in top condition and attract plenty of visitors throughout the year.


Here are three of the most aesthetically pleasing places that architects in Cheshire have designed and constructed, providing the area with famous landmarks that are consistently popular with sightseers and tourists.
1. Chester Cathedral - The Chester Cathedral is a phenomenally grand structure in the heart of Chester and was founded as a Benedictine Abbey in 1092. The building is dedicated to Christ and the Virgin Mary. The original construction of the church was built in the Romanesque and Norman style, with parts of this still visible today.
A more gothic style was introduced during 1250, which took round 275 years and still remains as the structure we see today. The plan is to bring a celebration of God’s presence in the world by offering the community worship and prayer, and to ensure the survival of the fantastic structure.
2. Walton Hall and Gardens - Walton Hall is a country house that can be found in Warrington, Cheshire. It has made the National Heritage List for England and has a Grade 2 listed building status. Built in 1838 for the benefit of Sir Gilbert Greenall by the architect Edmund Sharpe, the grounds are open to the public and offer a range of family friendly entertainment such as crazy golf and a children’s zoo.
The main house is built in brown brick with stone dressing and a slate roof, with 2 1/2 stories and two bay windows, and three pinnacle octagonal buttresses. A rather aesthetically pleasing feature is the clock tower to the west which has four stages to it, with the top stage containing the clock.
3. Chester Rows -The Chester Rows truly have to be seen to be believed, as there is nothing else like it anywhere in the world. They consist of walkways at a first floor level at which there are entrances to several shops and premises. The unique shopping experience dates back to the medieval era when the city was a bustling market town.



The Rows would have mostly given access to living accommodation during the medieval period, with the front door leading straight into a large hall or living area. However, one of the earliest known shop fronts is found at the Three Old Arches. The front area of the shop is made out of stone, and is more than likely the earliest identified shop front in England.

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