King Charles Tower
Chester City Walls, CH1
animated by: Louise Minchin, BBC Breakfast presenter
"I was requisitioned for the Civil War effort in 1645, and was fashioned into an impromptu gun tower during the Siege of Chester!”
The Wall of King Charles Tower
During the Civil War, King Charles was rumoured to have stood this tower watching as his troops were defeated in battle. The tower was also a meeting place for Chester’s Guild of Painters and the doorway still bears their emblem – a carved phoenix.