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  • 1 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    9 The Close

    The cathedral stands in the place of the old Saxon cathedral from the 7C, whose foundations were discovered in 1960. William Alkaline, named bishop by William I, began building the new cathedral in 1079. Built from stone from the Isle of Wight, the l..

  • 2 St Cross Hospital Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rd. St. Cross Road

    The oldest charitable foundation in England was created by Bishop Henry de Blois in 1136. The chapel in the shape of a Latin cross, built between 1160 and the end of the 13C, is a fine example of architecture during the transition from the romanesque..

  • 3 College Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. College

    The college was founded in 1382 by Bishop William of Wykeham to provide education for 70 poor scholars, 16 choristers and 10 "commoners" (now 500) from wealthy families, before going on to New College, Oxford, which Wykeham had already foun..

  • 4 Castle Great Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. Castle

    The great hall (34 x 17 x 17 m) is the only remainder of this castle built during the Norman period (1222-1236), and it is a splendid example of a medieval hall, with its wooden frame supported by Purbeck marble columns. Standing by the western wall,..

  • 5 High Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High

    At the eastern end (The Broadway) stands a bronze statue erected in honour of Alfred the Great in 1901. Among the buildings that line this pedestrian street, you can see the Guildhall, which was built in 1713. Today, it is a bank. Opposite stands God..

  • 6 Cathedral grounds

    Religious buildings

    1 The Close

    Among the few monastic buildings that remain in the cathedral grounds is the deanery. Pilgrims' Hall supposedly has the oldest reversed hull ceiling known. Just next to the large St Swithin's Gate stands Cheyney Court, with its 15C timber, and the ea..

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