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, with loose material falling regularly which has necessitated debris netting, and structural movement being evidenced by cracks in the buttresses. 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


  • Building Name: Bell Tower of the Cathedral
  • County: West Sussex
  • District / Borough: Chichester
  • Parish: Chichester
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Chichester
  • Region: 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