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Chichester Castle

Hob Uid: 1386089
Location :
West Sussex
Chichester
Chichester
Grid Ref : SU8630005200
Summary : Site of a castle of motte and bailey type. The Earl of Sussex built the castle shortly after the Conquest to overawe the township and Rape of Chichester in the North of the Roman military settlement. It then passed to the Earls of Arundel. In 1217 ithe King ordered its destruction. The site then came into possession of the Greyfriars.
More information : Castle (site of). (1)

Castle documented at Chichester in possession of the Earl of Sussex in 1154-76, and in the hands of the Crown thereafter. (2-4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:2500 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : Castles, conquest and charters : collected papers
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Page(s) : 106
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Source Number : 3
Source : Sussex archaeological collections : relating to the history and antiquities of the counties of East and West Sussex
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Page(s) : 14-16
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Vol(s) : 51, 1898
Source Number : 4
Source : The history of the King's Works, volume 2 : the Middle Ages
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Page(s) : 612-3
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage scedule of Ancient Monuments, West Sussex, 31-Dec-1987, 9
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant 1150-99
Monument End Date : 1199
Monument Start Date : 1150
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey, Castle
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WS 103
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 80 NE 118
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