E.J.Wilkins

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The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is at Winchester – here –

There will be more pictures throughout this week, and hopefully enough information as well.
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This view, taken from the nearby fields, shows the Church, the gatehouse and the end gable of the Brothers' quarters, which are behind the tree on the left. Over to the right you can see a stone wall, this continues right round the Hospital, enclosing the churchyard and gardens, as well as the private gardens of the twenty five resident Brothers. Between the church and the Brothers quarters there are iron railings and a gate which is opened for admission to church services.

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The Transitional Norman Church is all that is left of the original Hospital, which was founded in 1135 on the instructions of Henry of Blois, grandson of William the Conqueror and then Bishop of Winchester, to provide a home for thirteen poor men. Stone was brought from Caen (in Normandy), the same as used for the Tower of London, and also from the Isle of Wight and Dorset. Flint infill was sourced from local chalk pits.

The other buildings were erected in the fifteenth century by Cardinal Henry Beaufort, who extended the charity to an additional twelve men. The buildings remain largely untouched to this day.

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St Cross is a charitable institution; it is non-secular. It receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on day to day donations. If you would like to offer financial support please look here  http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm for more information.

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If you would like to see more of my pictures of St Cross please look - here -
If you like what you see, perhaps you would like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps.
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The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is at Winchester – here –

There will be more pictures throughout this week, and hopefully enough information as well.
.....

This view, taken from the nearby fields, shows the Church, the gatehouse and the end gable of the Brothers' quarters, which are behind the tree on the left. Over to the right you can see a stone wall, this continues right round the Hospital, enclosing the churchyard and gardens, as well as the private gardens of the twenty five resident Brothers. Between the church and the Brothers quarters there are iron railings and a gate which is opened for admission to church services.

....

The Transitional Norman Church is all that is left of the original Hospital, which was founded in 1135 on the instructions of Henry of Blois, grandson of William the Conqueror and then Bishop of Winchester, to provide a home for thirteen poor men. Stone was brought from Caen (in Normandy), the same as used for the Tower of London, and also from the Isle of Wight and Dorset. Flint infill was sourced from local chalk pits.

The other buildings were erected in the fifteenth century by Cardinal Henry Beaufort, who extended the charity to an additional twelve men. The buildings remain largely untouched to this day.

.....

St Cross is a charitable institution; it is non-secular. It receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on day to day donations. If you would like to offer financial support please look here  http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm for more information.

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If you would like to see more of my pictures of St Cross please look - here -
If you like what you see, perhaps you would like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps.
.....
.

comments (17)

now thats a nice landscape shot, the greens and blue look so nice.
EJWilkins: One of the very rare times I've seen the sun since May, it didn't last long though, just long enough to get one or two nice pictures. I'm not yet too sure about my landscape skills, so am really pleased you like this. smile
Where is King Arthur, Lady Ellie ? smile
Middle-Ages place. Me, I love !!!!
EJWilkins: Well, funny you should ask about King Arthur, because the Round Table is hanging in the Great Hall in the middle of Winchester. It probably isn't the real one, but it's nice to think it might be. wink
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 9 Jul 2007, 10:22
Picture Perfect Ellie!
EJWilkins: Thank you so much Thomas smile
  • Suby
  • 9 Jul 2007, 10:52
This is a lovely lovely capture Ellie,

Suby
EJWilkins: Thank you, it's a lovely, lovely place too Suby. I think you''d enjoy a visit.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2007, 11:48
I gather from the blue skies that you must be out of the puddle? Great picture.

So what happened to the swans, grown up, flew away??
EJWilkins: Nope, it's raining now! The sun shone for a little while while I was at St Cross, and again at the weekend, but it's given up again and the clouds have taken over the sky.
I haven't been near the swans, it's been too wet and I haven't had time, but I'll see what I can do this week.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 9 Jul 2007, 13:58
Great architectural picture, good to see you could find a viewpoint that gets it all in withput trees dominating.
EJWilkins: Thanks Les, I'm learning. A lot of the framing for this was done with my feet, rather than the camera. A slightly wider lens might have helped, because any further back I ended up with too much field in the picture.
Good grief is that a blue English sky I see smile Hopefully you'll get out more, without fear of get soaked. Weather here had been lousy also.
EJWilkins: Yes, the sun shone that day for a little while, and again at the weekend, but it's raining again right now.
Very interesting and informative.
EJWilkins: Thanks Helen smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Jul 2007, 18:10
You know I love places like this, Ellie. So idyllic.

And with that comment, I'm packing up my laptop to join you on your side of the pond!
EJWilkins: I hope you've packed your raincoat. sad
You'd really like this place Ginnie, it isn't very big but it's got a wonderfully peaceful and settled atmosphere, kinda comfy and reassuring, if you know what I mean.
I hope your journey is a good one, and you arrive safely and with all your luggage.
Lovely shot Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Bridge smile
Great landscape shot Ellie and great colors
EJWilkins: Thank you Magnus, the light that day was very good, I was quite surprised at how clear the outdoor pictures came out.
Very good photograph, Ellie. Lovely natural colour. (:o)
EJWilkins: Thanks, yes if nothing else the rain has kept the grass nice and green wink
Love that sky Ellie, can't wait to see it for real.

J

ps. It's a very very nice shot. smile
EJWilkins: Well, it's raining right now, so it looks like you'll have to wait for blue skies. But, last Wednesday had its good moments and this is one of them.
You'd like St Cross. wink
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2007, 23:56
get out!!
This is a pro postcard shot!
or....should be.
EJWilkins: Eh? Umm, wow, thanks smile
I'm with Ray smile
Very well done, this is a very interresting architecture
Postcard material....
These places that you teach us transport us to other times. It is an exciting trip!

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