Winchester Architecture – Kingsgate and Canon Street

Continuing my tour of the Listed Buildings of Winchester, today I covered Kingsgate Rd/St and Canon St. This area is to the south of the city centre, outside of the old walls. From the medieval gate, Kingsgate Street runs directly south towards St Cross, transforming into Kingsgate Road after Romans Road. The road is wider and more rural as you head away from the gate, the buildings even becoming more mossy. Walking north towards the gate, as the street gets narrower there is a charming view of a gently winding Georgian road that can’t have changed very much in more than 200 years. To the east are the college playing fields and various faculty buildings (for another tour), and to the west many Victorian villas and more college buildings around Culver Rd and Romans Road, including the music department. Kingsgate St contains several college boarding houses, including the large purpose-built Kingsgate House (Beloe’s) and the far older Moberly’s. Near Kingsgate itself, running E-W is Canon St, flanked by the city wall for much of its north side. At the eastern end are several C18 houses from small terraced to the imposing No 64. Unusually, above the gate is a church, with its entrance on the north side of the gate.

My favourite buildings this time are 46 Kingsgate Rd, 55-57 Kingsgate St, 65 Kingsgate St, and 47 Canon St. These are ordered first below, after the view looking north up Kingsgate St:

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7 thoughts on “Winchester Architecture – Kingsgate and Canon Street

  1. Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you
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  2. Great post! The man in the first picture on the bike is actually my father – The Revd. Dr Paul Burt, former Senior Chaplain at Winchester College. He was probably on his way home from his daily trip to M&S…

    I was lucky enough to grow up on Kingsgate St, surrounded by the College and its wonderful architechture. I lived at 63-64 Kingsgate St. in the early 2000s and then at 16 Kingsgate St from 2009-2013.

    • I thought he fitted the scene quite well! I hope he doesn’t mind being online in this manner. Yes, it does look like he has a full shopping bag. It seems like it would be a good area to grow up in, and has a rather timeless quality.

      • He doesn’t mind in the slightest! Great pics again – a great area to grow up. I try and go back every year.

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