Westgate’s Listed Buildings

Did you know that Westgate contains 36 listed buildings and walls? English historic properties and buildings are listed by Historic England (who used to be known as English Heritage). They are the public body that looks after listing England’s historic environment. They champion historic places, helping people to understand, value and Read more…

The Gates

Some controversy rages about what Chichester’s  West Gate actually looked like. It was our view initially that this was the gate itself,  taken from an 18th century  watercolour, but this is disputed by the team at the West Sussex county archives who, in spite of the title at the bottom, Read more…

Historical images

Click on each image for a closer look. The olde West Gate itself? According to the caption, looking down West Street in 1782 from outside the walls, or is it? Historians are of the view that this is in fact Eastgate with the City prison on top, demolished in 1783. Read more…

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