07 April 2011
Around Winchester are the boarding houses of Winchester College where the boys who attend the college live. There are ten boarding Houses and each is a self-contained community where the boys eat, sleep and spend their time when not in lessons. Here in Kingsgate Street is Moberly's which is one of the oldest boarding houses. It accommodates 60 boys and was founded by The Revd Harry Moberly, the first Housemaster (1860-1880). It is formally known as Moberly's but informally as Toye's, after the second Housemaster Jack Toye.
As these are where the boys live they aren't open to the public, but I have been to a number of the boarding houses of Eton where the boys get bigger rooms the older they get, and they weren't bad at all.