Priory Park, Chichester
View of Priory Park overlooking Chichester Cathedral
|Location||Chichester, West Sussex, England|
|Operated by||Chichester District Council|
|Open||Year round during daylight|
Priory Park is a public park in Chichester, West Sussex, England, operated by Chichester District Council. It is situated in the north-east quadrant of Chichester City centre. The park has a rich heritage and is bordered by the medieval city walls to the north and east which are built upon the original Roman foundations. The park contains Chichester Castle and the Guildhall.
It was in the Australians' match against the United Eleven that the great W.G. Grace played on the ground.
Having last played on the ground in 1852, Sussex returned there in 1906 playing a 1906 County Championship match against local rivals Hampshire. Sussex last played on the ground in 1950 against Glamorgan.
In May 2017, two Roman town houses were found underneath the park using Ground penetrating radar equipment. One of the houses included a hot room and baths.
Today the ground is used by Chichester Priory Park Cricket Club who play in the Sussex Cricket League Division Two.
Chichester City Colts Under 9's football team play here too, it is affectionately known as 'The Fortress'
- "Priory Park". Chichester District Council. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14.
- "Chichester Roman bath house found under Priory Park". BBC News. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- Priory Park Ground on CricketArchive
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