Hyde Abbey Gatehouse, Winchester

Historic Building in Winchester

Hyde Abbey Gatehouse
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The Hyde Abbey Gatehouse is the last structure of Hyde Abbey that remains above ground. Constructed in the 15th century, it features flint walls with stone accents. The gateway comprises a sizable four-centered carriage arch, as well as a smaller arch for pedestrians. The roof has been updated with modern tiles and rainwater systems, showcasing an open-braced Queen post roof design. In the past, the outer arch was equipped with timber gates.

Adjacent to the gateway, to the west, stands an old cart shed. Originally a single-story structure with rubble walls and a thatched roof, parts of it date back to the 12th century. It has since been converted into a day room for elderly residents, with flats situated above. The cart shed now boasts a tiled roof adorned with dormers and roof lights. These remaining elements offer a glimpse into the architectural heritage of Hyde Abbey.

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Visiting Hyde Abbey Gatehouse, Winchester





Address: Hyde Abbey Gatehouse, King Alfred Place, Winchester, UK
Duration: 20 minutes

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