I had a cunning plan for my final Wintonian roof, but I’ve been so busy I didn’t get myself organised. So instead today, the final day of #RoofSquares, I have travelled back in time (well only 19 days) to Fort Nelson, 15miles south east of Winchester. This is a fascinating museum, which at the time of (and reason for) our visit a few weeks ago was hosting ‘Wave’, but that’s another glorious photo-story for another day.
Today I want to focus on the wonderful natural rooves of this Victorian fort. They really are rather splendid, and on the day of our visit a perfect backdrop for the ‘Wave’. And I hope a rather lovely way to wave goodbye to this month’s Square Challenge.
After two days of church roofs you may, understandably, have thought this was a third.
‘Beware Chalk Pit’
However it isn’t a church. It is a memorial at the top of a hill, known as Farley Mount, on the outskirts of Winchester, and you may be surprised to learn who is buried here. The inscription reads; Continue reading
I regularly walk past St Bartholomew and it is in our HODs festival programme again this year, but I rarely see this side. The usual view is of the front. If you fancy having a peek at the front here’s an earlier post, and if you want to see inside why not visit in September when the HODs festival is on!
St Bartholomew was the lay people’s church of Hyde Abbey, and for years it was believed that it was here the remains of Alfred the Great were moved following the dissolution of Hyde Abbey. However no trace of them have been found; it is more likely they remain strewn somewhere in Hyde or possibly in a box in the museum!