Winchester (2), Hampshire. Location map
  Scene showing God Begot House, Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England   16th Century God Begot House.

This view along the little alley, Royal Oak Passage, that runs from the High Street down the side of God Begot House to St. George's Street shows the construction of this wonderful half-timbered building.

The jettied construction is easily seen.

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  View of the Buttermarket Cross, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England   The 15th Century Buttercross in the High Street.

This is also known as the City Cross. Immediately to the right of the cross is an archway and narrow passage leading to Great Minster Street and the cathedral precincts.

It was once used by countrymen as a place to sell produce; hence the name.

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  View of the Medieval West Gate, Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England   The Medieval West Gate.

This gate dominates the upper end of the High Street and is located close to the Great Hall. It is one of two surviving fortified gateways in Winchester.

There is a museum on the upper floor and there is also access to the roof for a view over the High Street.


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  Photograph of Winchester Castle Great Hall, Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England   13th Century Winchester Castle Great Hall.

This is the only surviving part of Winchester Castle and is open to the public. The walls, in places, are 12 feet thick.



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