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Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral

Welcome to the website of the City of Winchester Trust. The Trust was set up in 1957 as the Winchester Preservation Trust in response to the wholesale destruction of the historic 'Brooks' area of the city. Our current membership is about 750 and our office, archives and lecture room are located at 32 Upper Brook Street, which we have on a 99 year lease from the City Council. The funds of the Trust come from: subscriptions, fund-raising, interest on investments and support from Hampshire County Council.

King Alfred Statue
King Alfred Statue

Winchester is an historic city dating back to the Roman occupation when it was known as ‘Venta Belgarum’. It became the capital of England in pre-conquest times, and has three remaining major medieval institutions: The Cathedral, Winchester College and The Hospital of St Cross. As well as the buildings associated with these institutions there are several other very old buildings such as the Great Hall, Westgate and Wolvesey Palace. It is in the context of these, as part of the city's fine historic heritage, along with more recent architectural assets, that any future developments should be considered.



Recent News

2018 AGM - CWT AGM will be held at Milner Hall on Monday 24th September. more....

Summer Walks 2018 - CWT have announced further walks for 2018 upto 9th August. more....

Press Release for Ebook - CWT have produced an Ebook version of Andrew Rutter's book 'Winchester Heart of a City'. more....

Winchester win Civic Voice Award - CWT's nomination of Winchester University Chapel wins top design award more....

The Big Conservation Conversation -
The view of the City of Winchester Trust to the Big Conservation Conversation. more....

Cards and Prints for Sale -
CWT have a number of cards and prints available for sale. more....

Further News


Recent Papers

Report on the annual WCC Coach Tour of recent developments more....

CWT's Report on training day for Winchester Future 50 on 21st September more....

Report on the new Leisure Centre Framework Meeting more....

CWT have produced a response to Central Winchester Regeneration Area consultation more....

Members Meeting on Central Winchester Regeneration Area consultation more....

Taking Cycling Seriously more....

CWT Station Approach revised plan more....

CWT comments on WCC draft Strategy more....

CWT Station Approach review more....

Station Approach so far more....