THE HISTORY of Chichester’s 1,800-year-old city walls will come alive in three new publications.
A book, a souvenir guide and a free new leaflet have been launched.
It follows the completion of a major three-year project to restore the city walls for future generations, including structural repairs to the most vulnerable sections.
The free leaflet and souvenir guide – entitled Chichester City Walls: A legacy of the Romans – introduces residents and tourists to the walls.
The souvenir guide is available for £2.50.
A more detailed account has been produced by Museum of London Archaeology.
The new book – Chichester City Walls by Andrew Westman – is a detailed history of the walls from the arrival of the Romans to the present day. The book costs £15.
All the publications are available from The Novium, Chichester’s new museum in Tower Street.
Andy Howard, city walls project officer, said: ‘These new publications are a great resource for residents and visitors who want to find out a bit more about our historic walls.’
The restoration project was awarded £685,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, recognising the national importance of the walls.
The grant was awarded to Chichester City Walls Partnership. Chichester District Council also contributed £199,000.