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<ft on tents. PAGE. Programme, Council, Officers, &c. . . ., . . . -t . . . . iii List of Members . . . . . ....... r Financial Report ; . . ... . . . . . . xi Preface . ... . . . * ....... xt On Chester Cathedral. R. W. Hussey . | . . . . .1 .209 On the Boteler Tomb, Warrington.. W. Beamont . ..... . . 217 Records relating to the River Dee and its Fisheries. W. Ayr ton . . . 234 History of St. Nicholas' Chapel. Rev. Canon Blomfield ; . . . 251 Connexion between the County Palatine of Chester and Principality of Wales. Rev. F. Grosvenor.......... 263 Foundation Charter of St. Werburgh's Abbey, otherwise called "Sanctum Prisca." Rev. W. H. Massie...... . ... 279 On some Timber Churches in Cheshire. Rev. W. H. Massie . . . . 298 Seal of Devorgilla de Balliol........ . .310 On the Records at Chester Castle. *W.H. Black...... 312 Abstract of Proceedings from January, 1852, to January, 1853: . . 827—360 Containing Report of Sub-committee on Records—Abstract of Mr. Hicklin's Paper on May Sports—Archaeological Reunion at Warrington—Visit to Sandbach, Nantwich, and Crewe—Mr. Scott's Report on Nantwich Church —Frescoes in Mortuary Chapel at Westbury—Whitmore Monument— and Summary of various Lectures and Business. Illustrations. Frontispiece—Saint Nicholas' Chapel, late Theatre and future Music Hall of Chester......... . To face Titk-page. Original Plan of Chester Cathedral, as supposed . . . To face Page 209 West End of Boteler Monument in Warrington Church.....222 South side of ditto . ... . . . . . . . .223 North side of ditto............225 Facsimile of Grant from Ranulph to Monks of Pulton.....237 Moldings of Windows and other details........252 Buttresses of ditto............253 Site of old Townhall in Commonhall-lane. . . . . . . . 255 Seal attached to Charter of St. Werburgh's . . . . . . .279 Extracts in Black Letter from the same . . . . . . . . 283 Abbreviations in the same deed, facsimile. . . ... . . 284 Lower Peover Church . . . . ... . - . . . 298 Ancient Wooden Church at Greensted....... . 801 St. Peter's and St. Martin's, Chester (as of old), from Randle Holme . . 802 St. Michael's and St. Bridget's, Chester, ditto . . . ... .802 Details from Marton Church . . . .... . . .303 Marton Church, Cheshire ...-..-......804 Interior of Tower of ditto . . . ... . . . . .305 Interior of Nave of ditto............306 Old Bridge at Hulme Hall, old seat of Grosvenor Family. &. . . . 807 Siddington Chapel, and sundry details of Timber Churches ~. . . . 808 Carvings in Oak, and Seal of Devorgilla . • .-......309 Lichgate at Rostherne.........* . 310 Tile stamped with Figure of a Retiarius........382 Plate in illustration of the same....... . . 883 Nantwich Church, interior, as it is.........846 Ditto, interior of the Chancel and Nave, as to be restored . . . 848—349 Ditto, external elevation...... . . ... 350 Mortuary Chapel in Westbury Church ......... 352 Figures in fresco from walls of ditto . ........ 353 Buildings ditto ditto...........854 Entrance to Roman Hypocanst, Chester...... * . 356 Whitmore Monument in Trinity Church . . . ... . . 857 Upton Church, near Chester . . Y...... .368