Chester retains many elements of the grid-like layout of Roman Chester within the City Walls, ouside of which it had barely expanded by the the time of an 1825 Map. After 1825, the first major departure from the rectilinear street plant was Grosvenor Road, leading to the Grosvenor Bridge, later came City Road to serve Chester Station and later still the Inner Ring Road.
The compass of directional expansion of Chester was determined by trade. In Roman Chester and later, in the Medieval, came growth along Foregate Street to be the first to grab trade entering the city from the east. With the "Canal Mania" around 1770 and the difficulties of the silting of the River Dee, Chester grew to the west, then in the 1840's the railway brought growth to the north.
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