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Location address: United Kingdom, Cheshire West and Chester
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The Addleshaw Tower is the free-standing bell tower of Chester Cathedral, in Chester, Cheshire, England. It was designed by George Pace, and built to house the cathedral bells. These had been hung in the cathedral’s central tower, and needed overhaul, but it was considered to be unsafe to re-hang them in the tower without disturbing its architectural features. Despite the design resulting in some local controversy, the tower has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. It is the first free-standing bell tower to be built by an English cathedral since the 15th century.