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City Walls (Chichester)

The City Walls in Chichester are a very interesting feature of this historic cathedral city that dates back to the Roman period.

The walls were originally constructed in the 2nd century, but the existing walls were built in the mediaeval period.

There are several sections still standing, especially between the sites of the North Gate and the East Gate. The total area enclosed was 101 acres.

Like those at Canterbury, Chester and York, the City Walls at Chichester have a walkway on top.

The walls were last used as a defensive measure in 1642, when the city was besieged by Oliver Cromwell's army during the Civil War.

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