In February CDAS carried out a geophysical survey of the area of Priory Park north of the Guildhall. Responses that can be attributed to the Franciscan Friary, and the subsequent large house in this part of Priory park were found. Sorting out which response relates to which era is going to be tricky, but there is definitely archaeology beneath that part of the park. Subsequent surveys will be constrained by the mature trees across the site.
The Priory Park Archaeology Project is collaboration between Chichester District Council (CDC) and Chichester and District Archaeology Society (CDAS). James Kenny, Archaeological Officer for CDC directs the excavations; CDAS provides the volunteers and CDC provides the funding.