City of Winchester Trust
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The City of Winchester Trust Ltd




The Trust’s objects are to promote and foster the amenities of the City of Winchester and its surrounding area by seeking to conserve the character of the City by preserving and protecting its buildings, spaces and things and by sponsoring and encouraging rebuilding and redevelopment in accordance with the best architectural standards and the character of the City and surrounding area and for such purposes to acquire, repair, rebuild or sponsor the acquisition, repair or rebuilding of any building, space or thing which is worthy of preservation as being of local, historic or architectural interest; to apply for preservation orders in respect of buildings, trees or otherwise.


To seek to conserve the character of the City of Winchester and its surrounding area by:

• Preserving and protecting its buildings, spaces and artefacts;

• Sponsoring and encouraging new building, redevelopment, landscaping and conservation in accordance with the highest architectural standards;

• Promoting awareness of the above.


The Trust’s primary purpose is to care for the character of our City by influencing decision-makers to keep it as a pleasant place in which to live, work and to visit.


The City of Winchester Trust, formed in 1957 as the Winchester Preservation Trust, is a society concerned with the preservation of the character of Winchester. It monitors new building, renovations, streetscape and landscape within the Wards of Winchester, and includes the most important approaches to the City and its downland setting.

This is achieved by:

• influencing the decisions of the City and County Councils

• examining all planning applications

• attending major meetings of City Council Committees

• making written and spoken comments on plans

• drafting guidelines, briefs and policies for future planning developments

• carrying out our own independent surveys when we have doubts about others

[Revised July 2000]

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....