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Great Hall. 13th Century Winchester Castle. Built 1232-1240, by Henry III. Flint with stone dressings and tall 2-light windows with early plate tracery. 5-bay arcade with tall Purbeck shafts. Entrance altered 19th Century to centre of one side, porch added. Roof renewed 1873. The Mediaeval Round Table is housed here.  S.A.M. No. 95     SU 477 294 Part of the original buildings of Winchester Castle.
13th Century Round Tower of the original Castle. The sally port in the foreground is built into the thickness of the Castle Wall. 13th Century Round Tower of the original Castle. The City Wall can be seen on the right of the photo, with the 19th Century building built on top.


The famous Mediaeval Round Table.

The Great Hall is the only remaining part of the 13th Century Winchester Castle that remains above ground. Built in  1232-1240, by Henry III, of flint with stone dressings it originally had lower walls and a roof with dormer windows.

The dormers were later removed, the building remodelled and the tall 2-light windows with the early plate tracery added. The entrance was altered in the 19th Century to its present position, and the porch added. The roof was renewed in 1873. The Great Hall houses the Bronze statue of Queen Victoria, 1897, which once stood in Abbey Gardens, and is also the home of the World famous Mediaeval Round Table. 
The remains of the round tower with it’s sally ports and Guardrobe, and the original City Wall can be seen exposed in the excavated area close by.

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