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Old Blue Boar Inn Winchester

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Winchester Historical Landmarks

The Old Blue Boar Inn in Winchester is over six hundred years old built just before the Black Death visited Hampshire with such devastating results We are blessed in Hampshire with a wealth of ancient buildings, Saxon and Norman churches, Medieval houses, Tudor cottages, the list is endless but sometimes the very survival of a…

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Abbey House Winchester

Abbey House gates Winchester
This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Winchester Historical Landmarks

Abbey House, built upon land once a gift to Queen Mary Tudor and now the residence of the Mayor of Winchester The site of Abbey House was once occupied by the Abbey of St Mary and St Edburga, formerly the Saxon Nunnaminster. When the abbey was dissolved in 1539, most of the buildings were destroyed.…

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