Winchester is a
famous historic city in Hampshire, southern England, with a population of
around 40,000. It is the county town and administrative capital of
Hampshire. An important town in Roman times, in Anglo-Saxon and Norman
times Winchester was the capital of
England. Important landmarks
include the Great Hall, the only remaining part of Winchester Castle,
Winchester Cathedral, Winchester
College, the famous public school founded in the fourteenth century, and
the Pilgrims' School and Pilgrims' hall. The ancient Pilgrimâ€™s
Way begins in Winchester and runs to Canterbury.
The map below shows the features of the city, its streets and houses as
they were in the mid twentieth century.