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Neighbourhood Series

Oram's Arbour and St James's Lane


Oram's Arbour & St James's Lane Study Cover
This neighbourhood study is one of a short series, focusing on individual areas of Winchester. It is not intended to be a definitive guide to the area, but it is hoped that it will provide some useful background information concerning the history and character of the various parts of the city that make up the whole. The word "area" will be used to mean "neighbourhood" throughout the rest of the study. The picture is always changing, so we may produce updated versions in due course. Readers who have suggestions for amendments or additions are therefore welcome to write to the Trust so that their comments can be filed for future reference.


The Origin of the Name of the Area

Defined Limits of Study


Land Use

Traffic and Car Parking

Significant Positive Features of the Area

Important Viewpoints and spaces



Recent Developments

Conservation Area


Prepared by Nick Bourne, DipArch For the City of Winchester Trust August 2005
With many thanks for the support given by the Projects Committee of the Trust