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Brethern's Hall at Hospital of St Cross
 

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Brethern's Hall at Hospital of St Cross - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama taken inside the dining hall at the Hospital of St Cross in Winchester.

Brethern's Hall at Hospital of St Cross - FURTHER INFORMATION

Brethern's Hall at Hospital of St Cross - Winchester visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Brethern's Hall at Hospital of St Cross' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hampshire.

The Brethern's Hall shown in this panroamic image is part of the Hospital of St Cross near to Winchester in Hampshire. It dates from the 12C and is part of the oldest almshouse in England.

The Brethren's Hall is where the Brothers gathered and ate for several centuries and almost all of the original features can be seen today. The room is plainly decorated with white plaster walls, church-like stained glass windows and wooden furniture. In the middle of the room is an ancient wrought iron central hearth where a charcoal fire used to burn. To the right of this at the far end of the hall are stairs leading to the Master's lodging. Above the entrance, in which there are two doors, is a musician's gallery. The Brethren's Hall is still used today by the Master and Brothers of St Cross to celebrate special events and feast days. The Victorian kitchen, meat room and cellar are also open for public viewing.

ADDRESS

The Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty,
St Cross,
Winchester,
SO23 9SD



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Winchester is about 70 miles from London close to the M3. St Cross Road (B3355) runs south from Winchester to the A3090. Visitors can reach the Hospital of St Cross by walking down Back Street and Kingsgate Street to Kingsgate and the city center.



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