09 February 2012

Old Wykehamist Bakery

And they wanted to knock it down! More from Canon Street, this building is from the 17th Century, I can't find too much infomation on this building, but presume that it must have been Winchester College's bakery.


  1. They should re-open it as a bakery and make the college boys work there!

  2. Now there's a thought! Maybe an old boy of the college opened it up.

  3. Many years ago I had a long conversation with a nice old gent, after I had bought him a beer, in the Wykeham Arms and he told me that his grandfather worked in that bakery as a delivery boy and later became the head baker.

    I wish now that I had paid more attention to him and made notes. I didn't even ask his name.

    1. That's really interesting, I bet there are many stories like that out there about places in Winchester which really bring them to life

  4. Ooh! Is for sale just now, have a look, unexpectedly large garden at back.

  5. Interesting! I tried to find it on Rightmove but couldn't see it, may have to pop down & see which estate agents has it for sale