The Hospital of St Cross

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The Hospital of St Cross

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:54 pm

Working in Winchester at an old almshouse
First time I've parked next to something older then my bike!
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here's a bit from their website

 

Nestling in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen and in the shadow of St Catherine’s Hill lies the ancient Hospital of St Cross. Reknowned for the tranquillity of its setting and the beauty of its architecture, the Hospital is one of England’s oldest continuing almshouses.

These fine medieval buildings have provided food and shelter for hundreds of years. The principal activity of the Hospital continues to be the provision of individual, private apartments for a living community of about twenty-five elderly men. Known as ‘Brothers’ they wear black or red gowns and a trencher hat for daily church and other formal occasions.

At the heart of the Hospital’s inner quadrangle is a wonderful Norman church, its tower, chancel, transepts and nave soaring so high that it looks like a cathedral in miniature. Nearby stand a classic medieval hall and kitchen, as well as a Tudor cloister, with another ancient hall in the outer quad that serves as a tea room. The extensive gardens are immaculately maintained throughout the year.

To the surprise of many, and despite it being a place of privacy and even retreat, visitors are welcome to St Cross. The Church is perfect for traditional weddings: this extends beyond the parish to the wider community, for whom baptisms and memorial services may also be conducted. All depend upon the agreement of the Master of St Cross. Other areas may also be hired for private events.

Please use the other areas of this website for your own further information and contact us to enquire about your special interests.

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

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Re: The Hospital of St Cross

Postby Mike Nash » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:46 pm

You know Steve, you're entitled to the "Wayfarer's Dole", don't you. (At least it says so on Wikipedia!) I don't think they advertise it otherwise they'll have a yard full of roaring Ariels. Ask at the porter's lodge and you should get a horn cup of ale and a piece of bread.
Myself, I've never had the nerve to ask, regards, MikeN.

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Re: The Hospital of St Cross

Postby steve.clarke » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:53 pm

Annual Rally Venue ? Is it me or does the park bench have an oil leak.... :)
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Re: The Hospital of St Cross my bike

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:25 pm

Wayfarers ale? Don't know what your talking about


Anything I park near has an oil leak! Never my bike :D
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Re: The Hospital of St Cross

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:00 am

Annual rally there ? Oh yes!
Would they 'let us' ? can the club ask ?

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Re: The Hospital of St Cross

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:14 pm

Well I could ask if they do that sort of thing, nothing ventured as they say


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