St.-Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church, Winchester

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St Swithun upon Kingsgate is a Church of England church in Winchester, Hampshire, England, built in the Middle Ages in the Early English style. Located above the medieval Kingsgate, one of the principal entrances to the city, the church is unusual in forming a part of the fabric of the old city walls. St Swithun's first appears in 13th century records, and under the fictional name of St Cuthbert's, is mentioned in Anthony Trollope's novel The Warden.
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  • Lovely little church hidden away above one of the gates in the city walls. Worrh popping in if your in the Cathedral area. 
    Lovely little church hidden away above one of the gates in the city walls. Worrh popping in if your in the Cathedral area.  more »
  • I stumbled on this church by accident but im so glad I did. Its well worth a visit. Its a very small church with the most lovely peaceful atmosphere. I much preferred my visit here than to the... 
    I stumbled on this church by accident but im so glad I did. Its well worth a visit. Its a very small church with the most lovely peaceful atmosphere. I much preferred my visit here than to the...  more »
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  • Not at all what one would expect. A 'real' church built over an ancient gatehouse arch...remarkable. A quiet place of peace and reflection. Unfortunately a steep staircase is the only access, but if you can negotiate this, you must visit.
  • A glorious hidden gem

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