The Building of Georgian Chichester
Author(s): Alan H.J. Green
Year published: 2007
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 207
Illustrations: Illustrated in black and white throughout
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There are many towns and cities within Great Britain described in the guide books as being ‘Georgian’, but most of these places have, in fact, much more ancient roots and owe their present character to the extensive development that took place between the last quarter of the seventeenth century and the end of the Georgian era in 1830. Chichester is an archetypal example of such a city, and one whose buildings have merited entries in most books on Georgian architecture. However, whilst Chichester has been well covered by historians, their books tend to focus on social, political and economic issues; hence this book which concentrates on the architectural history of its Georgian era and the materials, builders and architects involved.
Georgian engravings have been used to illustrate the book as have the observations of two great Chichester diarists James Spershott and John Marsh, whose writings add some contemporary spice to the text.