Kingsgate Street - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This panorama is taken from part way down Kingsgate Street in Winchester. What is remarkable about this street is that it literally spans centuries. The buildings on one side are from the C20. The wall on the other is about 600 years older, dating from the 14C at the time when all cities had city walls for defense.
Kingsgate Street - FURTHER INFORMATION
Kingsgate Street - Winchester visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Kingsgate Street' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hampshire.
Kingsgate Street in Winchester joins St Swithun Street at the northern end, and runs away from the city center, eventually ending up at the Hospital of St Cross. On one side are modern terraced houses. On the other is the old wall surrounding parts of Winchester College, which has existed for over 600 years. This used to be one of the main approach roads to the city and it terminates at Kingsgate, one of the two remaining city gates. Above Kingsgate is St Swithun's upon Kingsgate, a tiny church, and the only one of it's kind remaining built above a city gate. Kingsgate enters Winchester close to Winchester Cathedral and was on a popular pilgrim route into the city.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Winchester is about 70 miles from London. St Swithun upon Kingsgate church is above the junction of Kingsgate and St. Swithun Street, close to Winchester Cathedral.