Heritage Trail Themes & Research

The Council House and Assembly RoomsProject Meeting Update

We had an excellent meeting on Saturday, 11th June with a really good discussion about what the project has achieved so far and agreement about the way forward.

The Heritage Trails’ themes

It was decided that our first two trails will be:

1. South and North Street
2. East and West Street

To be followed by:

3. North-West Quadrant (centered around County Hall, Library, Novium etc.)
4. North-East Quadrant (Priory Park, Little London etc.)
5. South-East Quadrant (The Pallants, Pallant House etc.)
6. South-West Quadrant (Cathedral, Cathedral Close etc.)

We also agreed on four themed trails:

7. Crime, Punishment and Scandal
8. Pubs and Breweries
9. Trade and Industry
10. Modern Chichester (Post WW1)

The University of Chichester history students are currently working on a World War One Trail; while those at Bishop Luffa School are working on World War Two – these will make up our compliment of twelve trails. If the budget allows there may be the money available to produce a thirteenth or fourteenth trail but that will only become apparent in eighteen months or so, towards the end of the project.

Research Coordinators

We were also delighted that volunteers came forward to act as coordinators for research material. So anyone who is doing any research on a specific theme listed above they should mail this to one of the following:

If your research does not fit into one of the themes, don’t worry, as it can probably be incorporated into the location trails (1 – 6). For example, there is no literary trail as such but Mary’s work on these personalities will be spread through trails 1 -6. The same could be true, for example, for Roman Chichester or Civil War Chichester.


Please continue to send me your notes and if you would like direction or suggestions about further research please contact me.

Chris Hare – Chichester Heritage Trails Project Manager
History People UK

07794 600639