Heritage Open Days ~ Properties and events in Chichester 2019

Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes.


Chichester Cathedral, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex. PO191RP

Areas of the Cathedral normally closed to the public will be open to visitors. The Song School located high up in the Cathedral’s triforium ~ come and discover its secret chamber! The Cathedral Library and the Bishop’s private chapel.

Opening Times: Saturday 21st September 11.00-14.00

Booking Details: Pre-booking: Not applicable

Graylingwell Chapel Open Day

Graylingwell Chapel, Graylingwell Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO196BZ

FREE Heritage Open Day – the doors to the historic Graylingwell Chapel will be open for one day only! Tours, talks and information about Graylingwell Chapel and the history of the former Graylingwell Hospital.

Opening Times: Saturday 21st September 10am – 1pm

Booking Details: Pre-booking: Not applicable

Smugglers, floods, steam trains and other stories

RSPB Pagham Harbour, Selsey Road, Sidlesham, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 7NE

A gentle guided walk discovering Pagham Harbour’s rich historical heritage.

Opening Times: Sunday 15th September: Guided Walk 10.00 – 13.30 (the reserve is open 24 hours)

Booking Details: Pre-booking: Required

St Mary’s Hospital

St Mary’s Hospital, St Martin’s Square, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1NR

Medieval hospital still in use as an almshouse for elderly residents with little financial means. Also a large garden and refreshments will be available.

Opening Times: Saturday 14th September 09.00 – 17.00

Booking Details: Pre-booking: Not applicable

For the information of our members: Annual Conference of the West Sussex Archives Society [WSAS]

When?: 28 September 10:00 – 16:00

Where?:Council House North Street Chichester

Cost: £25 non-members of WSAS, £20 members of WSAS

Booking Form: download at www.wsas.co.uk

The topic: Sussex 1635-1665 The Impact of the Civil Wars and Interregnum

Introduction: Dr. Andrew Foster

Living in Arundel and Chichester during the Civil Wars: Dr Danae Tankard and Dr. Carol Adams

Religious conflicts in Sussex during and after the Civil Wars: Dr. Fiona McCall

Delinquency and Sequestration: The Winton Estate 1642-1647: Dr. Janet Pennington

“The Last Act”: Charles II’s flight through Sussex after Worcester flight: John Sutton