Left High and Dry

Cut off as a spur from the north east corner of Chester Walls is a formidable tower which can only be accessed via the equally remarkable Bonewaldesthorne’s Tower.

It sits like a lost sailor looking out to the Sea – its purpose lost when the Dee Estuary dried up and left it land locked.

Built by John Helpston – the designer of Edward II’s Welsh castles it is a grade I listed building and the utmost care was needed in bringing it back to life and removing damp and mould from its historic interior.

Now, with the help of Grosvenor, the tower has gained some of its mojo back.

It has been re-purposed as an education and visitor centre with upgraded facilities kept nice and dry by a new mitred roof.