'Chester, The Phoenix Tower', c 1880.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Photographic view of the Phoenix Tower in Chester, published by Francis Bedford & Co. The Phoenix Tower is a restored medieval structure standing on, or close to, the site of the original Roman North East Tower. There is a legend that King Charles I (1600-1649) stood here to watch the Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Rowton Moor in 1645.