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(/ˈtʃɪtʃɪstər/) is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England.[4] It is the only city in West Sussex
West Sussex
and is its county town. It has a long history as a settlement from Roman times and was important in Anglo-Saxon
times. It is the seat of the Church of England
Diocese of Chichester, with a 12th-century cathedral. The city is a hub of several main road routes, and has a railway station, theatre, hospital and museums. The River Lavant runs through, and partly beneath, the city.


1 History

1.1 Roman period 1.2 Anglo-Saxon
period 1.3 Norman period 1.4 Medieval to modern times

2 Governance 3 Geography

3.1 Climate

4 Economy 5 Buildings 6 Religion 7 Transport 8 Education 9 St Richard's Hospital 10 Culture

10.1 Music

11 Sport 12 Notable people 13 Town twinning 14 References 15 Bibliography 16 External links

History[edit] Roman period[edit] Main article: Noviomagus Reginorum The area around Chichester
is believed to have played significant part during the Roman Invasion of A.D. 43, as confirmed by evidence of military storage structures in the area of the nearby Fishbourne Roman Palace.[5] The city centre stands on the foundations of the Romano-British city of Noviomagus Reginorum, capital of the Civitas Reginorum. The Roman road
Roman road
of Stane Street, connecting the city with London, started at the east gate, while the Chichester
to Silchester road started from the north gate. The plan of the city is inherited from the Romans: the North, South, East and West shopping streets radiate from the central market cross dating from medieval times. The original Roman city wall was over 6½ feet thick with a steep ditch (which was later used to divert the River Lavant). It survived for over one and a half thousand years but was then replaced by a thinner Georgian wall. The city was also home to some Roman baths, found down Tower Street when preparation for a new car park was under way. A museum, The Novium, preserving the baths was opened on 8 July 2012. An amphitheatre was built outside the city walls, close to the East Gate, in around 80 AD. The area is now a park, but the site of the amphitheatre is discernible as a gentle bank approximately oval in shape; a notice board in the park gives more information. In January 2017, archaeologists using underground radar reported the discovery of the relatively untouched ground floor of a Roman townhouse and outbuilding. The exceptional preservation is due to the fact the site, Priory Park, belonged to a monastery and has never been built upon since Roman times.[6] Anglo-Saxon

AR penny, minted in Chichester
under Cnut the Great
Cnut the Great
between 1024-1030 AD. Moneyer: Leofwine.

According to the Anglo-Saxon
Chronicle it was captured towards the close of the fifth century, by Ælle, and renamed after his son, Cissa. It was the chief city of the Kingdom of Sussex. The cathedral for the South Saxons was founded in 681 at Selsey; the seat of the bishopric was moved to Chichester
in 1075. Chichester
was one of the burhs (fortified towns) established by Alfred the Great, probably in 878-9, making use of the remaining Roman walls. According to the Burghal Hidage, a list written in the early 10th century, it was one of the biggest of Alfred's burhs, supported by 1500 hides, units of land required to supply one soldier each for the garrison in time of emergency. The system was supported by a communication network based on hilltop beacons to provide early warning. It has been suggested that one such link ran from Chichester to London.[7] Norman period[edit] When the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
was compiled, Cicestre[8] (Chichester) consisted of 300 dwellings which held a population of 1,500 people. There was a mill named Kings Mill that would have been rented to local slaves and villeins. After the Battle of Hastings
Battle of Hastings
the township of Chichester
was handed to Roger de Mongomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, for courageous efforts in the battle, but it was forfeited in 1104 by the 3rd Earl. Shortly after 1066 Chichester Castle
Chichester Castle
was built by Roger de Mongomerie to consolidate Norman power.[9] In around 1143 the title Earl of Arundel
Earl of Arundel
(also known as the Earl of Sussex until that title fell out of use) was created and became the dominant local landowner. Between 1250 and 1262, the Rape of Chichester
Rape of Chichester
was created from the western half of Arundel
rape, with the castle as its administrative centre.[10] Medieval to modern times[edit]

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A military presence was established in the city in 1795 with the construction of a depot on land where the Hawkhurst Gang
Hawkhurst Gang
had been hanged. It was named the Roussillon Barracks
Roussillon Barracks
in 1958.[11] The military presence had ceased by 2014 and the site was being developed for housing.[12] Governance[edit]

Council House (1731)

Chichester, although in terms of local government in England
is a civil parish, has the status of a city,[13] and is one of seven so designated, the others being Ely, Hereford, Ripon, Salisbury, Truro and Wells. The City Council consists of twenty elected members serving four wards of the city – North, South, East, and West.[14] Chichester
Council House on North Street dates from 1731;[15] prior to this the City Corporation had met in Chichester
Guildhall. In addition to its own council offices, those of the Chichester District
Chichester District
and the West Sussex
West Sussex
County Council are located in the City. The current MP for the Chichester
Constituency is Gillian Keegan.[16] Chichester
has an unusual franchise in its history. Chichester's residents had enjoyed political enfranchisement for 300 years before the 19th century Reform Bills expanded the right to vote for members of Parliament to include most ordinary citizens. However, when the mayor restricted the vote solely to Freemen in the election of 1660 for the Convention Parliament that organised the restoration of the monarchy, the House of Commons noted that "for One-and-twenty Parliaments, the Commonalty, as well as the Citizens, had had Voice in the electing of Members to serve in Parliament; and that thereupon the Committee were of Opinion, that the Commonalty of the said Borough, together with the free Citizens, have Right of Election"[17] and overturned the election, seating instead the candidate elected by the more-inclusive Commonality of Chichester, and jailing the mayor for two weeks for contempt because of his wilful denial of the ancient rights.


The eight areas of Chichester

The City of Chichester
is located on the River Lavant south of its gap through the South Downs. This winterbourne for part of its course now runs through the city in underground culverts.[18] The City's site made it an ideal place for settlement, with many ancient routeways converging here. The oldest section lies within the Medieval walls of the city, which are built on Roman foundations.[19] The Chichester
Conservation area, designated for its architectural and historic interest,[20] encompasses the whole of the Roman town, and includes many Grade I and II listed buildings. Further to the north lies the separate conservation area around the former Graylingwell Hospital, and to the south, the Chichester
Conservation Area has been extended recently to include the newly restored canal basin and part of the canal itself. The Conservation Area has been split into eight 'character' areas, based on historic development, building type, uses and activities. Climate[edit] Chichester
has a maritime climate. With its position in southern England, Chichester
has mild winters and cool summers. West Sussex
West Sussex
has high sunshine levels compared with other parts of the UK with around 1,900 hours annually.[21] Economy[edit]


The city has a tourist industry.[22] Several marinas are situated in the area together with related industries. Buildings[edit] The Butter Market in North Street was designed by John Nash, and was opened in 1808 as a food and produce market. In 1900, a second storey was added to the building, originally housing an arts institute. The building has recently been renovated.


The Corn Exchange in East Street was built in 1833, one of the first in the country.[23] From the 1880s it was used for drama and entertainment and became a cinema from the 1910s.[24]. An attempt to convert it to a bingo hall was refused in 1977.[25] As it could not be converted to a multiplex it was closed on 9 August 1980.[25] It remained closed and unused for six years until the front was opened as a fast food restaurant and the rear converted for offices.[25][26]. From 2005 the front had been used by a clothing retailer.[27] The Chichester
Cross, which is a type of Buttercross
familiar to old market towns, was built in 1501 as a covered market-place,[28] stands at the intersection of the four main roads in the centre of the city. Religion[edit]

Cathedral's west front and millennium statue of Saint Richard.

Cathedral, founded in the 11th century, is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and contains a shrine to Saint Richard of Chichester. Its spire, built of the weak local stone, collapsed and was rebuilt during the 19th century. In the south aisle of the cathedral a glass panel in the floor enables a view of the remains of a Roman mosaic pavement. The cathedral is unusual in Britain in having a separate bell tower a few metres away from the main building, rather than integrated into it. Within the cathedral there is a medieval tomb of a knight and his wife, the inspiration of the poem "An Arundel
Tomb", by Philip Larkin. A memorial statue exists of William Huskisson, once member of parliament for the city, but best remembered as the first man to be run over by a railway engine. Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms were commissioned for the cathedral. The statue of St Richard (pictured left) is by the sculptor Philip Jackson. There are further Philip Jackson sculptures outside the Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre
and St Richard's Hospital
St Richard's Hospital
in Chichester. In addition to the cathedral there are five Church of England churches, St Richard's Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
church and nine religious buildings of other denominations.[29] Redundant churches include the Grade I-listed St John the Evangelist's Church, an octagonal white-brick proprietary chapel with an impressive three-decker pulpit.[30][31] Transport[edit] Chichester
is the hub of several main roads. The most important of these is the A27 coastal trunk road (connecting Eastbourne
with Southampton) which passes to the south of the city. The A27 connects Chichester
to the M27, M3 and M275 motorways. The secondary coastal road, the A259, which began its journey at Folkestone
in Kent, joins the A27 here and ends in Havant to the west. Both those roads make east-west connections. Three roads give Chichester
access to the north: the A29 to London
joins the A27 several miles to the east of the city; the A285 runs northeast to Petworth
and beyond; and the A286 runs northwards towards Haslemere, Surrey. Chichester
railway station, on the West Coastway Line, has regular services to Brighton, London
Victoria via Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Southampton. In the past there was a branch line to Midhurst
in the north; and a light railway built by Colonel HF Stephens known as the West Sussex
West Sussex
Railway which ran south to Selsey, and which closed in 1935. There are many bus services, with Chichester
bus station, adjacent to the railway station, acting as a local hub. Operators include Stagecoach in the South Downs, Compass Travel, and Emsworth and District.[32][33][34] National Express's Poole- Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport
route passes through Chichester.[35] Chichester/Goodwood Airport
Chichester/Goodwood Airport
is north of the city. There are several long distance routes for walkers, cyclists and riders in the area, some of which, like the Centurion Way to West Dean, start here. Centurion Way was opened in the mid-1990s and runs along the former railway line. The name was chosen by Ben Adams, a local schoolboy who won a competition to name the path. Education[edit] There are three secondary schools in Chichester: the Chichester
High School, Chichester Free School (which also has a primary sector in Bognor Regis) and the Bishop Luffa School. Chichester
High School for Boys and Chichester
High School for Girls merged in 2016 to become Chichester
High School. In the primary sector there are two infant-only schools: Lancastrian and Rumboldswyke; the Central C of E Junior School; six all-level schools;[36] and two special-needs schools at Fordwater and St Anthony's. There is also a Roman Catholic school, St Richard's Primary School, and a Sure Start Children's Centre, Chichester
Nursery School, Children and Family Centre. In the independent sector there are three-day preparatory schools (Oakwood Preparatory School, The Prebendal School
The Prebendal School
and Westbourne House). The higher and further educational institutions include the Chichester High Schools Sixth Form, which is the largest Sixth Form in West Sussex. It offers a range of A-Level and vocational courses with full use of a wide range of facilities at both boys and girls high schools. Chichester
College, formerly Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology; offers both foundation-level and degree-equivalent courses, mainly focused towards vocational qualifications for industry. The college has recently made significant investment in upgrading facilities, and is now offering a wider range of subject areas in its prospectus. The University of Chichester[37] was granted degree-awarding body status by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in 2005. Whereas Chichester College has always been focused towards vocational qualifications, the University of Chichester
University of Chichester
has a more academic bent. St Richard's Hospital[edit] St Richard's Hospital
St Richard's Hospital
is a medium-sized District General Hospital (DGH). Built in 1938 and expanded during World War II
World War II
the hospital is to the north of Spitalfield Lane in the northeast of the city. Culture[edit]

Festival Theatre

The city holds an annual four-week arts and music festival ("Festival of Chichester")[38] held in June and July. Chichester
Festival Theatre,[39] is one of the United Kingdom's flagship producing and touring theatres, whose annual summer season attracts actors, writers and directors from the West End theatre and the USA. Pallant House Gallery,[40] winner of the 2007 gallery of the year Gulbenkian Prize, has a major collection of chiefly modern British art and in 2006 opened a new extension that houses the collection of Professor Sir Colin St John Wilson. It has a changing programme of exhibitions. Chichester
is home to the South Downs
South Downs
Planetarium & Science Centre, which opened in 2001 and features a program of public star shows in its 100-seat theatre. The Sloe Fair, a funfair that dates back to the 12th Century, is held annually on 20 October in the city's Northgate car park.[41] Chichester
Cinema at New Park[42] is the city's first and only arthouse cinema. It shows a selection of mainstream, small-budget and older films 7 days a week. It hosts an annual 18-day International Film Festival in August/September. Vice-presidents are Dame Maggie Smith and Kenneth Branagh. There is a larger, multiplex cinema located at Chichester

Street Art By 'Run' Italian Street Artist Electric Cinema Chichester, West Sussex

The Chichester
Open Mic has supported regular programmes of readings by contemporary poets in the city since 2010. It also hosts a high-profile annual event under the banner Poetry and All That Jazz which included performances by Don Paterson
Don Paterson
in 2010, Sam Willetts in 2011 and David Harsent in 2012.[43] In 2012 The Novium, Chichester's museum, was opened by author Kate Mosse.[44] Designed by the architect Keith Williams, is approximately 2.4 times the size of the previous museum in Little London. Key highlights are Roman Bath House, Jupiter Stone and Chilgrove Mosaic. In May 2013 Chichester
hosted the Chichester Street Art Festival
Chichester Street Art Festival
week where international street artists created colourful murals around the city.[45] Chichester
is mentioned in a 1992 episode of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, the 2003 film Bright Young Things
Bright Young Things
directed by Stephen Fry, the 2005 film Stoned about Brian Jones
Brian Jones
from the Rolling Stones, and also in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes. The city is periodically referred to in Call the Midwife, as the seat of the Order of Saint Raymond Nonnatus, the mother house's exterior being depicted in episode 1.6. Music[edit] Founded in 1881, the Chichester
Symphony Orchestra has both amateur and professional players. Three concerts are given each year with the summer concert being part of the Chichester
Festivities while the autumn concert is included in the Chichester Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral
Lunchtime Series. The Chichester
RAJF (From "Real Ale and Jazz Festival"), was a four-day festival of music and real ale held each July in tents beside the 13th century Guildhall in Priory Park.[46] Founded in 1980 by members of Chichester
Hockey Club as a fund-raising event, the festival's early years focused on traditional jazz and featured performers such as Kenny Ball, Humphrey Lyttelton
Humphrey Lyttelton
and Kenny Baker. In the 1990s blues and R&B were introduced and acts including James Brown, Status Quo, Blondie, Boney M, Robert Cray, Hot Chocolate, Howard Jones, Go West, The Pretenders, The Drifters
The Drifters
and Simple Minds played the festival up until its final staging, in 2011. Sport[edit] Chichester City F.C.
Chichester City F.C.
is the main football club and are based at Oaklands Park. They play in the Sussex County League.[47] The rugby club, Chichester
R.F.C., are also based at Oaklands Park.[48] Chichester
Priory Park Cricket Club and Chichester
Priory Park Hockey Club share a clubhouse at Priory Park.[49][50] The city is home to the Chichester
Sharks Flag American Football Club who are members of the BAFA National League.[51] In October 2007, the Sharks won the National Championship, beating Andover Voodoo 31-29 in the final. The Chichester
Sharks also won the title in 2003. Chichester
Falcons Softball Club, based at Oaklands Park, play in the Solent Softball League. They have enjoyed success in league and tournament matches. Chichester
Bowls Club in Priory Park is the oldest established bowls club in Sussex, being founded in 1881. The club has men's and ladies' sections and plays a mixture of competitive and friendly matches. The city has a leisure centre with swimming pool, flume, sports hall and fitness room; it plays host to Chichester
Cormorants swimming club. Chichester
Runners and A.C is a club with runners and athletes from all ages. Other sports include cycling.[52] Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Chichester William Juxon, born 1582, attended The Prebendal School
The Prebendal School
before studying at Oxford. He became chaplain to Charles I and was the last English cleric to hold both church and secular high office. He became Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
following the Restoration. William Cawley, born 1602 in Chichester, was on the other side of the English Civil War. Also educated at Oxford
University he became the Member of Parliament for Chichester
in 1628 and for Midhurst
in 1640. He was a regicide and served on the Council of State during the Commonwealth, being forced to flee to Switzerland after the Restoration. A later MP for the town, William Huskisson
William Huskisson
was one of the earlier people to die from a railway accident, when he was run over by Stephenson's Rocket at the opening of the Liverpool
and Manchester
Railway. In modern times middle distance runner Christopher Chataway
Christopher Chataway
was elected to Parliament in 1969. Military people have included Edric Gifford, 3rd Baron Gifford
Edric Gifford, 3rd Baron Gifford
who won a Victoria Cross during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War. General Charles Harington Harington served in the Second Boer War
Second Boer War
and as a staff officer throughout World War I, and military theorist Major General J. F. C. Fuller planned the first large scale tank assault at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. Artists who were born or lived most of their lives in Chichester include Richard Buckner, Heywood Hardy, James Hayllar, Charles Martin Powell, William Shayer
William Shayer
and George Smith.[53][54] Timothy Peake, who became the first official British astronaut when he arrived on the International Space Station
International Space Station
in December 2015, was born in Chichester
in 1972. Peake attended the Chichester
High School for Boys, which now has a Sports and Conference centre named after him and opened by him. Tom Odell, who was born in Chichester
and is a songwriter who gained success with his album, Wrong Crowd. Edward Bradford Titchener (/ˈtiːtʃənər/; 11 January 1867 – 3 August 1927) was a British psychologist who studied under Wilhelm Wundt. Born in Chichester, Titchener created the school of thought in psychology that described the structure of the mind: structuralism. He also created the largest doctoral program in the United States
United States
(at the time) after becoming a professor at Cornell University, and his first graduate student, Margaret Floy Washburn, became the first woman to be granted a PhD in psychology (1894). Town twinning[edit] The City of Chichester
is twinned with Chartres, France and Ravenna, Italy.[55] References[edit]

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Settlements in Chichester




Midhurst Petworth Selsey

Villages and hamlets

Apuldram Barlavington Bepton Bignor Birdham Bosham Boxgrove Bracklesham Bury Byworth Charlton Chidham Chithurst Coates Cocking Colworth Compton Coultershaw Bridge Didling Donnington Dumpford Duncton Earnley Eartham Easebourne East Ashling East Dean East Harting East Lavant East Lavington East Marden East Wittering Ebernoe Egdean Elsted Fernhurst Fishbourne Fittleworth Funtington Graffham Halnaker Heyshott Hunston Hurst Ifold Iping Kirdford Linch Linchmere Lodsworth Loxwood Lurgashall Merston Mid Lavant Milland North Marden North Mundham Northchapel Nutbourne Nyewood Oving Plaistow Racton Rogate Rotherbridge Runcton Selham Sidlesham Singleton South Ambersham South Harting South Mundham Southbourne Stedham Stopham Stoughton Sutton Tangmere Tillington Treyford Trotton Up Marden Upperton Upwaltham Walderton West Ashling West Burton West Dean West Harting West Itchenor West Lavington West Marden West Stoke West Thorney West Wittering Westbourne Westhampnett Wisborough Green Woodmancote Woolbeding

Civil parishes

List of civil parishes in Chichester

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Ceremonial county of West Sussex

West Sussex
West Sussex

Boroughs or districts

Adur District Arun
District Chichester
District Crawley
Borough Horsham
District Mid Sussex
Mid Sussex
District Worthing

Major settlements

Arundel Bognor Regis Burgess Hill Chichester Crawley East Grinstead Haywards Heath Horsham Littlehampton Midhurst Petworth Selsey Shoreham-by-Sea Southwick Steyning Worthing See also: List of civil parishes in West Sussex


Adur Arun Lavant Mole Ouse Rother


Places Population of major settlements Parliamentary constituencies Schools Geography

South Downs South Downs
South Downs
National Park Weald

SSSIs Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings History Museums Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs

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Cities of the United Kingdom


Bath Birmingham Bradford Brighton
and Hove Bristol Cambridge Canterbury Carlisle Chelmsford Chester Chichester Coventry Derby Durham Ely Exeter Gloucester Hereford Kingston upon Hull Lancaster Leeds Leicester Lichfield Lincoln Liverpool London Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Norwich Nottingham Oxford Peterborough Plymouth Portsmouth Preston Ripon St Albans Salford Salisbury Sheffield Southampton Stoke-on-Trent Sunderland Truro Wakefield Wells Westminster Winchester Wolverhampton Worcester York


Aberdeen Dundee Edinburgh Glasgow Inverness Perth Stirling


Bangor Cardiff Newport St Asaph St Davids Swansea

Northern Ireland

Armagh Belfast Derry Lisburn Newry

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Major towns of Roman Britain

Placenames in brackets are either present-day names or counties where the towns formerly existed.


Britannia Superior


Britannia Inferior




Caesaromagus (Chelmsford) Corinium Dobunnorum
Corinium Dobunnorum
(Cirencester) Deva Victrix
Deva Victrix
(Chester) Durnovaria
(Dorchester) Durovernum Cantiacorum
Durovernum Cantiacorum
(Canterbury) Glevum
(Gloucester) Isca Augusta
Isca Augusta
(Caerleon) Isca Dumnoniorum
Isca Dumnoniorum
(Exeter) Isurium Brigantum
Isurium Brigantum
(Aldborough) Lactodurum
(Towcester) Lindum Colonia
Lindum Colonia
(Lincoln) Luguvalium
(Carlisle) Moridunum (Carmarthen) Noviomagus Reginorum
Noviomagus Reginorum
(Chichester) Petuaria (Brough) Ratae Corieltauvorum
Ratae Corieltauvorum
(Leicester) Venta Belgarum
Venta Belgarum
(Winchester) Venta Silurum
Venta Silurum
(Caerwent) Verulamium
(St Albans) Viroconium Cornoviorum
Viroconium Cornoviorum


Alchester (Wendlebury) Bannaventa
(Northamptonshire) Calleva Atrebatum
Calleva Atrebatum
(Hampshire) Cunetio
(Wiltshire) Venta Icenorum
Venta Icenorum

List of Roman place names in Britain

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 149013