Council Seeks Lottery Cash For City Walls
12 Oct 2006
A new blueprint to conserve Chichester's ancient City Walls for future generations has been approved by district councillors – and lottery cash will be sought to help implement its proposals.
A detailed assessment of the walls and a comprehensive management plan for the years ahead has been prepared for the council by Gifford Archaeology, and this will be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund to back the bid.
As well as securing the future of the walls, whose foundations date back to Roman times, with a programme of repair and maintenance work, the new study outlines proposals to improve access to them.
A huge range of issues is covered in the report, with many ideas, including the introduction of replicas of parts of one or more of the gates which stood at the main entrances to the city generations ago.