Propyleum (Gateway) at Chester Castle, Crown Courts

Propyleum, Chester Castle & New HQ Building.

In 1786 the architect Thomas Harrison won a competition to rebuild Chester Castle in the neoclassical style. It included work on the prison, courts, shire hall, armoury, barracks and the Propylaeum shown above. This viewpoint is looking behind the gateway with Chester Crown Court behind the camera.

The new round glass building [built in 2009] in the background is HQ, containing apartments looking over the racecourse, a restaurant and a new Abode Hotel.


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