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Remains of Winchester Palace

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5069 / 51°30'24"N

Longitude: -0.0912 / 0°5'28"W

OS Eastings: 532572

OS Northings: 180391

OS Grid: TQ325803

Mapcode National: GBR RF.PZ

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.CDN4

Entry Name: Remains of Winchester Palace

Listing Date: 2 March 1950

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470785

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Saviour with All Hallows Southwark

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


636-1/17/211 (South side)
02/03/50 Remains of Winchester Palace
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Remains of Winchester Palace
(incorp'ted in warehouses .. E from
Stoney Street))


Great hall of Bishop of Winchester's palace (remains), now
incorporated in warehouses. Early C14. Walls of mainly
original early C14 stonework (on earlier foundations) consist
of high west wall with part of return wall south, with
excavations on a rectangular plan exposed to east.
Between 3rd- and 4th-floor levels of west wall, remains of C14
rose window (restored 1972) with inserted hexagon of 18 cusped
triangles. Beneath, on 1st floor, 3 arched openings with
traces of jambs. At basement level on east side of west wall
are stone vault springers.
On south wall, between ground and 1st floor, a C14
pointed-arched doorway with moulded arch and jambs, attached
shafts and caps, with remains of arched opening below.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this was the town residence of the Bishops of
Winchester from the C12 to the Civil War, when it was used as
a civil prison. By the C18 warehouses had been established
over most of the site, forming the main character of the Clink
area. The medieval ruin is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ3257280391

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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