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The South Sights

King's Gate

  • St. Swithun St Map It
  • Winchester
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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One of two surviving gateways in the city's original ancient walls, this structure to the south of the Close is thought to date back to the 14th century. The tiny medieval church of St. Swithun-upon-Kingsgate is on the upper floor. Near St. Swithun's Church at King's Gate, 8 College Street, is the house where Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817, three days after writing a comic poem about the legend of St. Swithun's Day (copies are usually available in the cathedral).

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St. Swithun St, Winchester, SO23 9JP, England

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