Winchester Guildhall stands on part of the site of an estate granted by Alfred the Great to his wife Ealswith probably as a coronation gift in 871 AD. After his death she retired
The church of St Swithun's over Kingsgate is first recorded in 1264 and although the church is now in use it was in a ruinous condition by the 17th century. The Kingsgate
George Frederick Prosser was born in London and spent the first part of his working life in Camberwell and Guildford, Surrey where he was known as an author of topographical views
Beatrice Olive Corfe was born in Winchester in 1866 the daughter of Edward Corfe a local tailor and woollen draper. Beatrice had five sisters, one a schoolmistress and three of
The fine art collection includes an album of one hundred and forty two drawing and watercolours, including images of Gosport and Portchester, produced between 1802-1813 by Captain
Lithophane is an invented word formed from the Greek for stone, litho, and phanes, meaning appearance. The things themselves were first seen at some point after 1827, when a French
Dominating the upper end of the High Street and located close to the Great Hall, the Westgate is one of two surviving fortified gateways in Winchester. The structure shows evidence
Anglo-Saxon art enjoyed a golden age in the century before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Its roots lay at the end of the ninth century, when King Alfred established a programme for
RAF pilot Tom Walls was stationed in Hampshire during World War II, flying from airfields such as Middle Wallop. He had a keen interest in Stone Age archaeology and when airborne