new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Chichester Cathedral | by jane_sanders
Back to photostream

Chichester Cathedral

Taken from Priory Park at sunset.




Chichester Cathedral was founded as a cathedral in 1075. Its architecture is in both Norman and Gothic styles along with two architectural features that are unique among England's mediaeval cathedrals — a free-standing mediaeval bell tower (or campanile) and double aisles.


The spire, rising above its green copper roof, can be seen for many miles across West Sussex. The cathedral is one of only two mediaeval English cathedrals visible from the sea, the other being Portsmouth Cathedral.


Priory Park is situated in the north-east corner of the walled city of Chichester. The park is bounded on the north and east by the City Walls and their rampart is within the park area. To the south and west the park is bounded by Priory Road and Priory Lane. There are two formal entrances to the park with wrought iron gates and a smaller picket gate that gives access to the City Walls.


The park contains three scheduled monuments (a status that indicates their national significance): the City Walls, The Guildhall and the remains of a Norman motte.


The Park has been used on many occasions for large community celebrations at Coronations, Jubilees, as well as the focus for the Chichester gala and the Real Ale and Jazz Festival. The site is within the Chichester City Conservation Area.



0 faves
1 comment
Taken on October 21, 2010