21 December 2010

Minster House

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This is Minster House in Great Minster Street which faces the Cathedral. Built in the early 18th century, it's believed that this is the house where John Keats the poet lived when he wrote 'Ode To Autumn' (Season's of mists and mellow fruitfulness...) The house last sold in 2003 for over 2 million pounds, it's probably worth at least 2.5 million today.

The streetlamp to the left is probably the last in Winchester to be gas fired. Some modernization has taken place as it was originally not only for illumination but also ran off any gases rising from the sewer to which the lamp was connected.

2 comments:

  1. Would love to see in side it is a lovely home.

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  2. You're right - they should have an open day!

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