This ‘Books on Chester’ page brings together a collection of books and information about the historical city of Chester, Cheshire, England (UK).
There are a growing number of books about Chester now available, but it’s not always easy finding them as searching can throw up all sorts of results with authors called Chester too… so I thought it’d be easy and helpful to put this little resource together and collate the various links to Books on Chester.
I’ve added in some other helpful links too, all to do with Chester.
Click on any of the links or images to be taken through to Amazon where you can buy the books yourself!
Chester (The Pitkin City Guides) – Click HERE to buy it
Chester Pocket Guides – Click HERE to buy it
Bygone Chester: A History in Pictures – Click HERE to buy it
Chester: City Beautiful – Click HERE to buy it
Chester: A History – Click HERE to buy it
Chester: More than a Guide – Click HERE to buy it
The Illustrated History of Chester – Click HERE to buy it
Chester Through Time – Click HERE to buy it
Chester City Guide – Click HERE to buy it (no image available)
Pop-out maps of Chester – Click HERE to buy it
Pocket Map of Chester: AA Street Guide – Click HERE to buy it
Chester Map (AA Street by Street) Midi versions – Click HERE to buy it
Chester Street Atlas A-Z – Click HERE to buy it
Photographic print of Chester’s Eastgate Clock – Click HERE to buy it
Chester, as described on Wikipedia (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester)
Chester is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 77,040 inhabitants, and is the largest and most populous settlement of the wider unitary authority area of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 328,100 according to the 2001 Census. Chester was granted city status in 1541.
Chester was founded as a “castrum” or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the year 79 by the Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian. Chester’s four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago. One of the three main Roman army bases, Deva later became a major settlement in the Roman province of Britannia. After the Romans left in the 5th century, the Saxons fortified the town against the Danes and gave Chester its name. The patron saint of Chester, Werburgh, is buried in Chester Cathedral.
Chester was one of the last towns in England to fall to the Normans in the Norman conquest of England. William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle, to dominate the town and the nearby Welsh border. In 1071 he created Hugh d’Avranches, the 1st Earl of Chester.
Chester has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are actually Victorian restorations. Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in the British Isles. Apart from a 100-metre (330 ft) section, the listed Grade I walls are almost complete.
The Industrial Revolution brought railways, canals, and new roads to the city, which saw substantial expansion and development – Chester Town Hall and the Grosvenor Museum are examples of Victorian architecture from this period.
- Chester Wiki – http://www.chesterwiki.com/
- Wikipedia Chester entry – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester
- Chester @ Large – http://chesteratlarge.com/large/
- The Best of Chester – http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/chester
- Visit Chester – http://www.visitchester.com/
- Chester.com – http://www.chester.com/
- University of Chester – http://www.chester.ac.uk/
- Chester Tourist – http://www.chestertourist.com/
- Chester 360 – http://www.chester360.co.uk/index.htm
- Chester Races – http://www.chester-races.co.uk/
- Cheshire West and Chester Council – http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/
- Chester Zoo – http://www.chesterzoo.org/
- Chester Cathedral – http://www.chestercathedral.com/
- City of Chester – http://www.cityofchester.org
- Chester RUFC – http://www.chester-rufc.com/
- Chester City Football Club – http://www.chester-city.co.uk/
- Chester Walls – http://www.chesterwalls.info/