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King Arthur is said to have fought his ninth battle at the "city of the legions" (Caerlleon) and later St Augustine came to the city to try to unite the church, and held his synod with the Welsh Bishops.

It was established in the land of the Celtic Cornovii, according to ancient cartographer Ptolemy, Central Chester's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridgegate, follow routes laid out at this time.

A civilian settlement grew around the military base, probably originating from trade with the fortress.

Initially called ‘Portus Adurni’ by the Romans, the castle came to receive its current name in around 501AD.

As Barron explains, “Port, a Saxon warrior, captured the castle from the British and hence gave his name to the castle (Portcestre).” (1985, p. Over time the spelling of this word has changed, and it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that the spelling ‘Portchester’ was officially adopted (a sign within the castle grounds spells it ‘Porchester’).

The Industrial Revolution brought railways, canals, and new roads to the city, which saw substantial expansion and development – Chester Town Hall and the Grosvenor Museum are examples of Victorian architecture from this period.

The Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian founded Chester in AD 79, as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix.

Another, attested in the 9th century History of the Britons traditionally attributed to Nennius, is .