Garden plan for Winchester Palace’s hall

One of the places on the Thames Path where it is a pleasure to be briefly inland is just upstream of Southwark Cathedral where the route is along Clink Street.

The cobbled way is flanked by the Victorian warehouses of Winchester Wharf and the remains of the great hall of Winchester Palace.

When this was the residence of the Bishops of Winchester it was possible to look out of the windows and see the river. It was a riverside dining room known to both Katharine of Aragon and Mary I.

Bishop Lancelot Andrewes, who chaired the team translating the King James Bible, lived there.

The hall’s rose window survives in the ruin and now the suggestion is to make the exposed cellar into a garden.

The details are here.

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