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 in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


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

Last modified 19 December 2009