Morgan's Mount

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Morgan's Mount
Chester city walls.jpg
Chester city walls and Morgan's Mount
Location Chester, Cheshire, England
Coordinates 53°11′36″N 2°53′45″W / 53.19328°N 2.89588°W / 53.19328; -2.89588Coordinates: 53°11′36″N 2°53′45″W / 53.19328°N 2.89588°W / 53.19328; -2.89588
OS grid reference SJ 402 666
Built 1645
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 28 July 1955
Reference no. 1376134
Morgan's Mount is located in Cheshire
Morgan's Mount
Location in Cheshire

Morgan's Mount is a structure extending from the north site of the city walls of Chester, in Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.[1]


It was constructed in 1645 during the siege of Chester in the Civil War as an observation platform and gun emplacement.[1][2] After the Battle of Rowton Heath in September of that year, a gun on the Mount was destroyed by Parliamentary forces.[3] It was originally named the Raised Square Platform, and is said to have been named later after the Royalist Captain William Morgan, or his son, Edward.[1]


Information board of Morgan's Mount

The Mount is constricted in red sandstone coursed rubble, and is rectangular in shape. It contains a chamber at the level of the walkway, with barred openings to the west and the north. Two flights of five steps lead up to the roof, which has a stone parapet surmounted by an iron railing. At the northeast corner of the roof is an L-shaped stone bench.[1]

A painting of what Morgan's view was like

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  1. ^ a b c d Historic England, "Morgans Mount, Chester (1376134)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 15 July 2012
  2. ^ Ward 2009, p. 68.
  3. ^ Ward 2009, p. 70.