Bell Tower of the Cathedral, Chichester - Chichester

Grade I listed freestanding bell tower, adjacent to Chichester Cathedral. Circa early C15, probably the work of William Wynford who also designed the cloisters, with Perpendicular style openings. The external surfaces of the stonework are degrading, and structural movement is evidenced by cracks in the buttresses. A drop-in centre for secondary school children operates from the ground floor space, but the Cathedral Restoration and Development Trust aspire to see the fabric repaired and new, sustainable uses found for some of the under-utilised internal space.

Bell Tower of the Cathedral, Chichester - Chichester
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Bell Tower of the Cathedral
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1026825
    Local Planning Authority:
    Chichester
    Site Type:
    Civil > Public building

Location

    Building Name:
    Bell Tower of the Cathedral
    County:
    West Sussex
    District / Borough:
    Chichester
    Parish:
    Chichester
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Chichester
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, CA