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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  • Well worth a visit. (It won't take long!!!) I suggest that you take a pretty walk, starting at the cathedral, going through the Inner Close (to the right of the cathedral west front) and out under...  more »
  • The entrance to this tiny church was shown to us as part of the afternoon walking tour and we decided to visit it again. We would not have realised this was there without the tour guide. The church....  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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