This is the rear of God Begot House. In 1012 the wife of Ethelred the Unready was given the Manor of Goudbeyete or as it is now known, God Begot. When she died, she willed it to the Prior and monks of St Swithun, with a very unusual clause, that it be toll and tax free forever and that no minister of the King could enter the house. Thus it became a safe refuge for any criminal and the city authorities had no power to enter, much to their annoyance! This lasted until Henry VIII abolished the monasteries. The present building dates from the 1462. The name God Begot is thought to mean Good Bargain rather than any religious meaning. The building is now Ask Pizza Restaurant.