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Address: The Square, Winchester, England

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William the Conquerer Chapel

This church was easy to miss, but was a nice start to my visit in Winchester. It was on the small side, which is why I called it a chapel instead of a church. There are tombs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This church was easy to miss, but was a nice start to my visit in Winchester. It was on the small side, which is why I called it a chapel instead of a church. There are tombs all over and it is fun to read the names and descriptions and to see how many people that crammed into one crypt.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just off of High Street, and any time the Bishop visits the cathedral, they have to first go into this church. This was the area of the original Norman Castle and the chapel may have been William the Conquerors private chapel.

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Southampton, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A tiny church situated in a alleyway right in the centre with buildings jammed next to it, St Lawrence has a beautiful interior. Full of atmosphere and easily missed. Despite the impressiveness of the Cathedral round the corner, this is actually Winchester's parish church.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tranquil space away from the shopping bustle outside. Look out it as a venue for the Young Musician series of lunchtime concerts; part of the Winchester festival, first week in July.

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England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Although thousands of people walk past his church every week, it is still probably one of Winchester's hidden gems. Located between The Butter Cross in the High St. and The Square, leading to the City Museum (another gem), St. Lawrence's is well worth a few minutes of your time. I have visited when there has been a flower festival on... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Any church in a cathedral city is bound to be overshadowed by the cathedral. St Lawrence is a small church in the centre of Winchester close to the cathedral. If you are looking for a place to spend a few moments in quiet spiritual reflection then this church will meet your needs. There is a helpful guide leaflet which points... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Right in the centre of Winchester shopping and close to the Museum and Cathedral. Check for Services and Carol concerts - I think this is the oldest church about Winchester

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a beautiful & very peaceful little church, tucked away near the Butter Cross - a perfect place to sit & have a moment of tranquillity away from the city's bustle.

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Llanharan, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

What an intriguing little church. It is tucked away around a corner near the butter cross and easily missed. Steeped in history - probably one of William the Conqueror's chapels. It has survived many disasters such as Plague and fire.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a sweet and beautiful church with a really calm quiet atmosphere just off the high street. Interesting history of priests and donors, still in use.

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