Discover more about the history of Chichester Cathedral - from the location of its original site and subsequent re-location and construction, to the many treasures and artworks inside and outside, and an in-depth look at the other architecturally important sites that make up Chichester’s Historic Quarter.

St Wilfrid founded a monastery in Selsey in 681 on land given over by the South Saxons, which was to become the first cathedral in Sussex. In 1075, following the Norman Conquest of 1066, the seat of the bishop was re-located to the old Roman city of Chichester, where it has stood ever since.