Winchester College Garden of Remembrance, Winchester, England
Record Id: 9553
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The arcaded Cloisters consist of knapped flint, dressed stone and English oak. The cross in the centre is designed by Alfred Turner and the central gabled entrance has a Madonna by Charles Wheeler. This is reputedly the largest private war memorial in Europe.
The Garden of Remembrance following Jekyll’s idea was planted up with roses and white lilies in the grass areas where they touched the arcades. Following a revamp in the 1960s much of the Jekyll planting was replaced and following a further, major redesign in 2014 there is sadly almost nothing left of Jekyll’s plan.
Brief history of site
To commemorate the death of 500 Wykehamists who fell in service in the World War 1, Cloisters and a Garden of Remembrance were designed by Herbert Baker, in 1924. Gertrude Jekyll created a planting plan for the Garden, the plan of which still resides in the College Library.
Address: Winchester College, College St, Winchester, SO23 9NA
Historical County: Hampshire
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Opening contact details:
There are regular public tours.
Form of site: memorial garden
Purpose of site: memorial garden
Context or principal building: commemorative monument
Site first created: 1924
Main period of development: Early 20th century