Winchester Palace, Southwark

Winchester Palace was a twelfth century palace on the south bank of the Thames in Southwark. It functioned as the townhouse of the Bishops of Winchester, and was possibly built in 1136.

In the fourteenth century the hall was enlarged, and the rose window constructed. This was possibly the work of William of Wykeham, who was Bishop of Winchester from 1367 to 1398.

The palace continued in use until the 17th century, when it was divided into tenements and warehouses. The area was badly damaged by fire in 1814.

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