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Chichester – the 5th burh to be cited in the Burghal Hidage

Kingdom Type of Burh No. of Hides O.S. Grid Ref
Wessex Burghal Town 1500 SU86100481
It is likely that Chichester re-used the Roman Wall as the burghal defences, as was the case with Bath and Winchester, but both Chichester and Exeter have an expected circumference, according to their hidage, that is smaller than the circumference of the walls see here… This is presumably because only part of the Roman defences were used.

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