Title ID 3031Collection ID454
TitleChichester: A Georgian City
Date20 April 1983
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsBuilding Construction Buildings Houses Parks Religious Buildings Shopping Urban Areas
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Productionnot known
FormatColour Sound
Duration13 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A portrait of the city of Chichester, concentrating on the historical architecture and buildings.


The film and its accompanying commentary reviews the architectural heritage of the city, contrasting images of old and new. The film takes in views of: new building work; an archaeological dig; the Roman city walls; the Market Cross and surrounding busy shopping areas; inns; churches; council buildings including the interior of the council chamber and shots of civic regalia; Georgian buildings; the Wednesday Market selling general goods; the Shippam’s meat factory building; Chichester Cathedral and its separate bell tower, including shots of the bell ringers; the war memorial gardens; St. Pancras School; former mediaeval hospital buildings and the Priory park.


A still from 'Chichester, A Georgian City' (1983) - street with shoppers