Chichester Intra Muros

April 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

After visiting Hastings we stopped off at Chichester on our way back to Portsmouth, in particular to see the Cathedral. The Cathedral is of modest size but interesting for its separate bell tower and a number of striking works of art. On that day we photographed mainly in and around the Cathedral but resolved to return when we could. That we managed to do following a brief visit to Bristol at the start of April.
 

The centre of the city is essentially the area of the Roman town. The lines of the Roman walls, since much rebuilt, remain for most of their length. The four principal roads of what would have been the Roman town plan run north, south, east and west from the 16th century Buttercross. On our second visit we managed to photograph more of this central area, including the streets around the Palant House Gallery (well worth a visit), the Bishop’s garden and Priory park.
 

We have posted a few images, in reduced size, on the site.

  ChichesterChichesterThe Buttercross of 1501
 

More can be seen in the Blurb book which we have recently put together. It may be previewed at

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/7013050-chichester

 

BH
 

2016 April l2
 


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