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St Swithun's Gate and the Porter's Lodge - Winchester Cathedral by NeilAlderney

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St Swithun’s Gate, Winchester is from the 15th century.
It marks the boundary between the walled lands belonging to the Church and the ancient walled town of Winchester. This shot is looking into the Church grounds from Winchester. The buildings are the Porter’s lodge and Cheyne Court, both from the 1400’s which still belong to the Winchester Cathedral.
St. Swithen is, of course, the Patron Saint of the Cathedral, and is buried in it. St, Swithen’s day is the 15th July

There is a weather-rhyme is well known throughout the British Isles since Elizabethan times. copied from

’St Swithin’s Day, if it does rainFull forty days, it will remainSt Swithin’s Day, if it be fairFor forty days, t’will rain no more.’


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  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot, nicely framed ..

  • Ta mate!

    – NeilAlderney

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 5 years ago

    This is a great shot! I should love to step back in time to when this was built.

  • That would be great, wouldn’t it. But only for a short time ;-)

    – NeilAlderney

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Cat Perkinton
    Cat Perkintonover 5 years ago

    This is beautifully done – great HDR

  • Why thank you!

    – NeilAlderney

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenover 3 years ago

    Lovely image please consider adding work to The English Church

  • thanks mate… conciser it done

    – NeilAlderney

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillabout 2 years ago

    Love this – - you guys have real history!! ;-D
    >blows kiss<


  • Thanks – I am actually an Australian, and the European history in Oz is only 200 years.. That is why this stuff puts me in awe!

    – NeilAlderney

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