Guildhall, Chester

Guildhall, Chester

Guildhall was completed in 1869. Originally built as the Holy Trinity Church, Guildhall's chief architect was James Harrison. The building was constructed in the Gothic Revival architectural style.

Like many of the buildings in Chester, the church was constructed with red sandstone and slate roofs. The sandstone has weathered over time, which has caused multiple renovations to be needed over the years.

Holy Trinity Church closed in 1960. It was remodeled and converted for secular use by the Freemen and Guilds of the City of Chester. Two halls were created in the church: Major Hall and Lower Hall. It was then that the building was renamed from Holy Trinity Church to Guildhall.

Guildhall now functions as a bar and event space known as the Guild Chester. It is open from 5 PM to 1 AM Thursday through Saturday and on Sundays from 5 PM to midnight. The Guild Chester requires photo ID and smart dress for all patrons.

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Guildhall on Map

Sight Name: Guildhall
Sight Location: Chester, England (See walking tours in Chester)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Chester, England

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