The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester
A play of light and shade.
Bright sunlight shining casting patterns on the staircase of the Brethren's Hall of The Hospital of St Cross near Winchester. The stairs lead to an ancient locked door, behind which are some currently out-of-use rooms and also the steep, narrow, spiral stairway to the roof.
The Brethren's Hall is where the residents would have had their meals. It is still used for special occasions.
Those of you who are regular visitors to my site will know of my enchantment with The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester.
Founded between 1132 and 1136 by Henry of Blois, St Cross is England's oldest charitable institution. It is non-secular, the residents are elderly lay-people from the local community.
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If you like what you see, perhaps you would like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps.
If you like my pictures, perhaps you might like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps - St Cross receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on donations.
Please look here http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm
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