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David Ford, History EditorTours > Winchester

Tour the City of Winchester
by David Nash Ford BA, Editor, History on Britannia

Godbegot House

Situated on the north side of the High Street, opposite the former Guildhall (now Lloyd's Bank), the rebuilt 15th century Godbegot house stands on the grounds of the ancient manor of Godbegot. It belonged to Queen Emma, wife of King Canute and mother of Edward the Confessor, who gave it to Winchester Cathedral in 1052. Each evening at 8 pm, a curfew bell tolls, honoring a long-standing tradition

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