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Heron Bridge

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Heron Bridge appears to be just South of Chester, near Chester Meadows, probably in what is now called Handbridge, near Boughton.

The picture shows a path with a gate or stile in a fence, cows ankle-deep in water at the bank of the river, and a couple of houses mostly hidden behind large trees. Very bucolic.

As we advance up the river, towards Eaton, we pass Boughton, where there are many agreeable residences, and arrive at Heron Bidge, the seat of Mr. Charles Potts, shown in the engraving. It is one of the most charming spots on the Dee, and is embedded in tall elms and beech-trees. Near to this is Netherlegh House, until lately belonging to the Cotgreave family, of Chester, now extinct; and in the grounds are the remains of Chester Cross, removed here early in this century.

This cross formed the subject of a notice in the Art Journal for April, 1873.

(p. 133)


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