The Westgate of Winchester

The Westgate of Winchester

The Westgate is one of two surviving fortified gateways in Winchester, the original capital of England. Most people walking past wouldn’t realise that the oldest part actually can be dated back to the Anglo Saxon era.

It was later rebuilt in the 12th century and modified in the 13th and late 14th centuries. New additions included two inverted-keyhole gunports (for use with hand-held cannon), the earliest in the country!

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