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The Council House
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The Council House

The Council House

The Council House in North Street, Chichester is a group of connected buildings built at different times between 1731 and 1881. The frontage of the Council House is a red brick rectangular structure and is Palladian in style and at the top of the facade under the Lion is a Latin inscription which in translation reads as follows :

IN ORDER THAT THE COUNCIL AND THE PEOPLE OF CHICHESTER
AND THEIR POSTERITY MIGHT BE HAPPY AND FORTUNATE,
THIS COUNCIL HOUSE WAS BEGUN AND COMPLETED IN THE
YEAR OF OUR LORD 1731,
IN THE REIGN OF GEORGE II, ELECTOR AND KING

 

The book ‘Chichester Council House' by Barry Fletcher is an enchanting and informative book describing the colourful history of the Council House and is available from the Reception Desk at the Council House, priced £4.00.

Assembly Room and Ante Room

The Assembly Room and Ante Room were added to the Council House between 1781-1783. The Assembly Room was built by... read more»

Council Chamber

The Council Chamber (pictured below) is situated at the front of the Council House and was built in 1731.... read more»

Mayor’s Parlour

The Mayor's Parlour was added to the Council House... read more»