City of Winchester Trust

Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral

Buttercross
Buttercross

Westgate
Westgate

Guidhall
Guildhall

Old Guidhall
Old Guildhall

King Alfred Statue
King Alfred Statue


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NEWS

Silverhill Review - The Trust has produced a response to Kim Gottlieb's website which seeks a review of the Silverhill design. more....

Open Gardens 2014 - The Trust has announced the gardens to be opened on Sunday 15th June and Sunday 22nd June for members and their guests. more....

Summer Walks programme - The Trust has announced the full Summer Walks programme. more....

Winchester Station Travel Plan response - The Trust has produced a response for Winchester City Council to the Winchester Station Travel Plan. more....

Local Plan Part2 response - The Trust has produced a response for Winchester City Council to the Local Plan Part 2 consultation. more....

RIBA Winchester Architecture Talks - The RIBA have announced their programme for talks to be held in Winchester during 2014. These will be held in The Discovery Centre from 28th May to 16th July more....

Local Plan Consultation - The Trust has produced a new briefing paper in partnership with WinACC for the Local Plan Part 2 Winchester City Council consultations. more....

Green Belt Response - The Trust have completed their comments to Civic Voice for its response to Parliament concerning the Green Belt. more....

English Heritage Consultation - The Trust have completed their comments on the Government consultation on the future of English Heritage. more....

Barton Farm Reserved Matters The Trust has completed its comments on the Reserved Matters concerning the Barton Farm development.more....

New Feature List of Books A list of Books, Booklets and Journals held in the Trust Archives has been added to the website.

Possible Old Winchester scene - Martin Biddle has sent the Trust a possible print of Old Winchester which he is trying to identify and is seeking our help. He is also looking out for other old prints of Winchester. more....

Time Gentlemen Please! - An updated version of Phil Yates book has been produced and will be on sale from 11th September. more....

New Feature Keith Leaman Slide Collection This extensive slide collection of the historic core of Winchester has been added to the Gallery.

Barton Farm decision - The Trust have made a press statement of their view of the Barton Farm decision. more....

Planning History - The Planning History list is now being kept upto date with both new Applications and Decisions. List of planning applications


Welcome to the website of the City of Winchester Trust. The Trust was set up in 1957 as the Winchester Preservation Trust in response to the wholesale destruction of the historic 'Brooks' area of the city. Our current membership is about 750 and our office, archives and lecture room are located at 32 Upper Brook Street, which we have on a 99 year lease from the City Council. The funds of the Trust come from: subscriptions, fund-raising, interest on investments and support from Hampshire County Council.

Winchester is an historic city dating back to the Roman occupation when it was known as ‘Venta Belgarum’. It became the capital of England in pre-conquest times, and has three remaining major medieval institutions: The Cathedral, Winchester College and The Hospital of St Cross. As well as the buildings associated with these institutions there are several other very old buildings such as the Great Hall, Westgate and Wolvesey Palace. It is in the context of these, as part of the city's fine historic heritage, along with more recent architectural assets, that any future developments should be considered.

The first implementation of this website consisted of 6 pages implemented by Dick Selwood in 2004 and was co-ordinated by Antony Skinner. Barrie Brinkman took over the website in 2005 and slowly developed the site to its present status

site map shim last update 03/07/14

President: Professor Joy Carter, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester   Chairman: Keith Leaman  
Hon Treasurer: Peter Radcliffe F.C.A.    Secretary: Janet Wiles    Reg. in England No.609812   Reg. Charity No. 251798