15 February 2012

House on Canon Street

Another house in Canon Street, in the typical flint and brick that you see a lot of in Winchester and the surrounding areas. This house has an interesting plaque on the wall which says "Erected as a thank offering to almighty God in the year of peace AD 1856" I presume this refers to the end of the Crimean war.

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  1. I read somewhere that in the old days, Canon Street was where all the brothels were, so Winchester College boys were banned from going down it. I was quite shocked, considering how nice the street is now!

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    1. Well, wow! That's an interesting piece of history right there! It kinda adds color to the house alongside the flint and bricks. It's amazing that these houses are still here, shaped a little bit thanks to the memories of the era they were made in...

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  2. Good heavens! I suspect it was because of the barracks then being at the other end, across the road.

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  3. Some of the best streets can have sordid pasts!!!
    Lovely house! and I love the plaque!

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