Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the connect with Wales. With a population of 79,645 in 2011, it is the most populous concurrence of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 329,608 in 2011, and serves as the unitary authority’s administrative headquarters. Chester is the second-largest unity in Cheshire after Warrington.
Chester was founded as a “castrum” or Roman fort later than the herald Deva Victrix in the reign of the Emperor Vespasian in 79 AD. One of the main army camps in Roman Britain, Deva complex became a major civilian settlement. In 689, King Æthelred of Mercia founded the Minster Church of West Mercia, which future became Chester’s first cathedral, and the Saxons extended and strengthened the walls to guard the city neighboring the Danes. Chester was one of the last cities in England to slip to the Normans. William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle, to dominate the town and the to hand Welsh border. Chester was fixed city status in 1541.
Chester is one of the best-preserved walled cities in Britain. It has a number of medieval buildings, but many of the black-and-white buildings within the city middle are Victorian restorations, originating from the Black-and-white Revival movement. Apart from a 100-metre (330 ft) section, the Grade I listed walls are in bank account to complete. The Industrial Revolution brought railways, canals, and other roads to the city, which saw substantial spread and development – Chester Town Hall and the Grosvenor Museum are examples of Victorian architecture from this period. Tourism, the retail industry, public administration and financial facilities are important to the forward looking economy.