Winchester, Hampshire - The Bishop's House
17th century

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Notes in italics from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd (1967)
Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

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The Bishop's House is dated 1684 ... Ashlar-faced, with to the W eleven bays of wooden cross-windows, each with a curved hood. Hipped roof. Carved modillions. The doorway has a broken pediment, almost semicircular and on rather rustic Ionic pilasters. To the E there is a five-bay centre with a one-bay S wing projecting two bays. This was probably intended to be repeated on the N side, but here the chapel interfered, and this was in the end left standing. The chapel stands on Norman foundations, and it is possible that the Norman ground floor is still in existence; for the chapel was, as was usual for palace chapels, on the upper floor. This is not so now. The chapel is a large and lofty room, perp in style, and probably of the C15. Five-light E window, three-light S windows. ... 

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Garden and stables. The stables are ashlar-faced and low, with a broad pediment.

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