Chester Antique Shop, Watergate Street
Watergate Street has been famous for it’s antique shops for centuries, and the few that remain are fascinating for artists and shoppers alike. Chester Antiques is just seconds from our gallery (we are across the street, up the stairs on Watergate Row South), and we cannot resist a peek each time we walk by.
This original oil painting was inspired by Julie’s sketch of the same view.
- Original painting now framed in the gallery £700
- Framed and unframed limited edition Fine Art giclee prints also available (edition of 75) from £95
Visit the gallery or contact us to reserve, order or enquire.
Watergate Street is one of the four original streets built within the Roman city, stretching from the High Cross down to the Water Gate of the Roman port (one of the four main gateways through the Roman walls).
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From outside the gallery we can see the ‘Water Gate’ in the walls to our left and the Eastgate (& its clock) in the walls to our right. We are the only city in Britain that retains the full circuit of its ancient walls. Walking the walls gives wonderful views of the city, Chester cathedral, the River Dee, the racecourse and castle. The Walls are about two miles long and were first built by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago before being extended in the 10th century. During the 12th century, the Normans rebuilt and extended the Walls so for the first time since the Romans, they made a complete circuit around Chester. As city centre residents we use them daily for picturesque walks around our inspiring city.