City of Winchester Trust

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Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral

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.

King Alfred Statue
King Alfred Statue

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.


NEWS

Heritage Open Days The programme of Heritage Open Days during September 2015 for the City of Winchester and have now been published. more....

Awards competition 2015 The invitation for the 2015 City of Winchester Trust awards closed on May 18th, the Awards ceremony will be held on 22nd October. more....

Awards competition 2015 The invitation for the 2015 City of Winchester trust awards competition have now been published more....

Summer Walks 2015 The full programme of Summer Walks have now been published more.... An error in Meeting point for 25th June has been corrected

RIBA Lecture Programme The RIBA has announced its 2015 programme of talks to be given at the Winchester Discovery Centre starting 8th July and the main programme being from 2nd September to 22nd October. more....

New School at Barton Farm A drop in session has been arranged for 22 April 2015 at The Stripe, University of Winchester between 5pm and 7pm to discuss proposals for the Barton Farm school site. more....

Station Area Group A group has been set up to pursue the future of the Station Area. A website has been produced stationareagroup.weebly.com and a press release generated more....

Station Approach Winchester City Council called have produced a leaflet Station Approach : Shaping the Future, including public meetings aimed at residents of Winchester more....

Capability Brown - It is the 300th year anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown and a website in his honour contains an interactive map of all the gardens he created more....

Silverhill Position Statement - The Trust has produced a position statement concerning Silver Hill dated 04/12/2014 more....

Comments on K. Gottlieb's Approach for Silver Hill - The Trust has produced its comments on Ken Gottlieb's approach paper concerning Silver Hill dated 14/11/2014 more....

Local Plan Part 2 comments - The Trust has produced its comments on the latest Local Plan Part2 "Development Management and Site Allocations" more....

Civic Voice Localism Statement - Civic Voice have sent the Trust a manifesto on "Localism for Real" more....

Pitt Vale Comments - The Trust has produced its comments on the proposed development at Pitt Vale in a letter to the Hampshire Chronicle more....

Silverhill Comments - The Trust has produced its comments to the latest planning applications for Silver Hill more....

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

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....



last update 14/08/15






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