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Winchester, Hampshire - The Pilgrims' School

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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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In the cathedral close, the PILGRIMS' SCHOOL, externally Georgian with a porch on short Tuscan columns, but in fact older ... of the 1680s ... the N part merges with the PILGRIMS' HALL, a hall of the mid C15, memorable for having the earliest hammerbeam roof so far identified. ... The roof is half-hipped to the N. Pilgrims travelling to St Swithun's shrine at Winchester Cathedral used to stay here.


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Opposite the school to the W is the long range of STABLES, running S-N. This is timber-framed and must date from the early C16 ... 


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New buildings at the school, with a design based on traditional Hampshire barns. One can see clear reflection of detail in the older buildings above.


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