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Local History Section Summer Outing

Winchester Cathedral Priory and Winchester College

Date: Saturday, 13th July 2024, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

In the post-Conquest era (1100-1540) south east Winchester was an ecclesiastical quarter. Apart from the Old Minster (the Cathedral), Nunnaminster (St Mary's Abbey), and New MInster (until it moved to Hyde), and bishop's palace at Wolvesey, there developed outside the walls two friaries, St Elizabeth's College and Winchester College (1382). St Elizabeth's College, Hyde and St Mary's Abbey, the cathedral priory and the friaries were disolved at the Reformation.

This outing covers Winchestere cathedral priory (not in the cathedral) and Winchester College. The route is entirely 'on the flat'.


Meet in time for an 11.00 am start at the west end of the cathedral.

11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Tour of Winchester cathedral priory (St Swithuns)

12.30 pm - 2.00 pm - Lunch (not included) - Apart from the Wykeham Arms and Queen Inn, there are many fast food outlets, pubs, & restaurants in Winchester

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm: One hour tour around the medieval core of Winchester College. (Should you be such, please bring OAP indentification to reduce the cost for this Section of the Tour).

There is a maximum number of 20 for this event.

There is no reserved parking and local car parks fill up quickly and are expensive (up to 5 times the park and ride fee of approx £3.50).

Cost: Members - £10.00; Non-members - £15.00.

If you wish to attend please download the booking form and return to the Local History Treasurer at the address given. If you wish to confirm whether places are still available, you can ring the Treasurer - details are given on the booking form. Booking Forms should arrive no later than the 20th June 2024.



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