E.J.Wilkins

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Winchester


Buttercross

The High Cross marks the centre of the City of Winchester.

The Hugh Cross was built in the 15th century, restored in 19th Century, and is a scheduled ancient monument. Listed - here (pdf) - in City documents as "Monument number 303 map reference SU 482 294"

It is known locally as The Buttercross because the cold stone steps were the best place for trading butter, even on a hot day.
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Winchester


Buttercross

The High Cross marks the centre of the City of Winchester.

The Hugh Cross was built in the 15th century, restored in 19th Century, and is a scheduled ancient monument. Listed - here (pdf) - in City documents as "Monument number 303 map reference SU 482 294"

It is known locally as The Buttercross because the cold stone steps were the best place for trading butter, even on a hot day.
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comments (9)

Lovely Building but who cleans the top part?
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Jun 2008, 04:32
Nice capture Ellie. Like the detail and the gold cross at the top.
  • adah
  • United States
  • 1 Jun 2008, 05:04
lovely shot..the Gold cross does it for me.
  • Alan
  • Southampton.. sunny south coast of England
  • 1 Jun 2008, 08:06
Its a fabulous ornate monument. I must learn to use "New York" eyes where you need to look up and see what is above you. I've walked past this 100s of time but never noticed the top before sad
Very nice capture Ellie. I like the architecture details!
Ooooh - another thing to see in Winchester!

Thank you Ellie
  • brianaw
  • Leicestershire
  • 1 Jun 2008, 12:36
Interesting angle Ellie not taking anything but the top of the monument. Usually these things are surrounded by modern buildings and traffic these days so i can understand why.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 2 Jun 2008, 00:05
Beautiful architecture, Ellie. I'm sure Ginnie would love this one too.
An extraordinary work of art was successful in the photograph well.
Greetings from Yogyakarta Indonesia.

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