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Winchester St. Swithun's Gate
Winchester St. Swithun's Gate
Winchester St. Swithun's Gate

Winchester St. Swithun's Gate Detail  
     
 
CASTLE NAME: Winchester - St. Swithun's Gate
ITEM NUMBER: STSW
SIZE: 6.0" H x 7.25" W
PRICE: $424.00 with base
LIMITED EDITION: 400
SERIES: Gates & Manorhouses
STATUS: Current
 
 
 
Winchester St. Swithun's Gate History  
     

St. Swithun's Gate (also know as Priory Gate) stands in "The Close" in the shadow of the great Cathedral of Winchester. The city of Winchester stands west of the River Itchen twelve miles from the sea. The history of Winchester begins in about 400 BC with an iron-age fortress built on a hill south of town. Earthworks and relics testify to the existence of Caer Gwent, the White City of the Celts. Around 150 BC, the Belgae (a native tribe) arrived and settled in this area. The Romans seem to have reached the Belgic town soon after Emperor Claudius' invasion of Britain in 43 AD. King Arthur and his knights are credited with restoring order after Rome’s departure in the 5th century...

 
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