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This fine 14th-century manor house on the banks of the river Stour has changed much over the centuries, but may of its medieval features survive.
Believed to be the site of a mill in the Domesday Book (1086), the land at Fiddleford was owned by the abbots of Glastonbury during the Middle Ages. In the 14th [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2019

Mottisfont derives its name from a spring:

Fertile land and a plentiful water supply attracted the first settlers. The site’s name comes from a spring (“font”) that is still producing water in the grounds. It was the font around which the local community held its moots or meetings. An Augustinian priory was founded here in 1201 [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 29th 2019

…on Easter Sunday

The Church of St Swithun upon Kingsgate has been a place of worship for more than 750 years. The church, built in the middle ages is located above the medieval Kingsgate, one of the principle entrances to the city. The church is unusual in that it forms part of the city wall.
From Wikipedia:

The [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on May 26th 2019

During my stay at the Wykeham Arms in Winchester I was intrigued by slots in the dining tables which stated ‘for the cathedral’.

You will notice that the pub has a number of historical themes. Most notably that of Lord Nelson and Winston Churchill. Our long bar as you enter through the iconic curved front doors [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 24th 2019

On our Easter break we stayed in the Wykeham Arms and our allocated room was the ‘Post Box’.

The ‘Post Box’ room is situated above the the old victorian post box which gives the room its name:

Your room ‘The Post Box’ is named after the 1854 Victorian wall letter box over which it sits. As one [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on May 21st 2019

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
Jules Verne

8 Comments CherryPie on May 20th 2019

Winchester City Mill has stood at the heart of the historic city of Winchester – the capital of Kind Alfred’s Wessex – since Saxon times. With a history of over 1000 years, Winchester City Mill is also the oldest working watermill in the country.
A rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, the City [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on May 17th 2019

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