One of Chester's most celebrated - and photographed - landmarks is the Eastgate Clock. This ornate timepiece was built in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Public opinion was divided on the merits of the clock design - some decried the gilded, ornate style as garish (even by the standards of late Victorian extravagance). However, time has mellowed that view, and today the clock has become one of the most beloved symbols of Chester. How popular is the clock? According to the official Chester tourism website, it is the second most photographed clock in the UK, second only to London's Big Ben. 41-45 Eastgate,
A 16th-century corn mill in the centre of Nether Alderley village, on the A34. The mill is build of imposing red sandstone walls with a sloping roof topped by Cheshire flag tiles. The weight of the roof has been estimated at 200 tons, and the timbers that support it are necessarily huge.
One of earliest landmarks of the Industrial Revolution, Quarry Bank Mill was a weaving and cotton spinning mill built in 1784 for Irish industrialist Samuel Greg. The mill was gradually expanded to its current size from 1809-1820. The mill was restored in 1969. Styal,
England, SK9 4LA
The Sandbach Crosses are a pair of 9th-century sculptured crosses. They are constructed of sandstone and stand side by side in the cobbled market place of Sandbach, ringed by attractive timber-framed buildings. Market Square,
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Anyone who has ever picked up a tourist brochure for Chester is familiar with The Rows - this attractive timber-framed arcade of medieval shops must be the most photographed building in Chester. The Rows date the 13th century when there were shopfronts at ground level with living quarters above. In the Tudor period, the upper storeys were built out over the galleries below, creating a form of early shopping mall! Chester,