The Guildhall, Winchester

The Guildhall, Winchester. Jeffery & Skiller. 1871-3. Extension to the left by J. B. Colson (1820-1895), the architectural surveyor of Winchester Cathedral, 1892-3. [Detail of entrance porch] This impressive building has been described as "Gothic, symmetrical, with a middle tower and this as well as the angle pavilions provided with French pavilion roofs"; and as having a "deeply vaulted porch" at the entrance — for all this part "[t]he style is Second Pointed," while Colson's long extension is "much plainer" (Pevsner and Lloyd 697). Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]


Pevsner, Nikolaus, and David Lloyd. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Buildings of England series. London: Penguin, 1967.

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