The North Wall - Then and Now

One of the most spectacular remains of Roman Chester is the length of original stone curtain wall still visible just east of the Northgate. Base and plinth course, thirteen courses of stone and the cornice, all survive. Although it is virtually impossible to get a full 'head on' view of this stretch of wall, it is clearly visible from the railings of the road bridge over the canal.

By noting camera position, for the above image, then transferring this to the 3D camera, it is possible to gain a similar view of the reconstructed stretch of north wall.

Combining the two allows us to compare how it might have looked in relation to the modern site.

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