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STORIES FROM WAR CLOISTER

To mark the War Cloister Centenary we will be collating a series of films and podcast series telling the stories of those remembered in War Cloister

THE PODCAST

Stories from War Cloister is a special podcast series to mark the centenary of Winchester College's War Cloister. The series can also be found in your preferred podcast app, so please subscribe to get each episode as soon as it is released.

SUPPORT WAR CLOISTER

War Cloister is recognised by Historic England as the largest known private war memorial in Europe and arguably the most distinguished war memorial of any public school. It was upgraded to Grade 1 Listed Status in 2017.

Over its 100-year history it has aged well (Herbert Baker had a wonderful understanding of how a building would gain patina with age) but the paintwork inscribing the letters (the coats of arms especially) had not fared well.

After a lot of deliberation and discussion, with consideration given to consolidation, touch-up or full repaint, it was felt appropriate that the most important element of this memorial, its names, should be given a new lease of life as some, especially the First World War names, are fading and becoming difficult to read and the coats of arms are peeling.

The conservation project has now been completed. If you would like to see the completed work you can book on one of War Cloister Tours.

The conservation of War Cloister is a very skilled and delicate operation which by its very nature is expensive.

We needed to raise £1 million to fund this project, so far we've secured £1,122,211.88.

Any further donations will go towards the ongoing maintenance of this incredibly important memorial. Thank you so much to everyone who has so kindly supported this project. 


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SUPPORT WAR CLOISTER

War Cloister is recognised by Historic England as the largest known private war memorial in Europe and arguably the most distinguished war memorial of any public school. It was upgraded to Grade 1 Listed Status in 2017.

Over its 100-year history it has aged well (Herbert Baker had a wonderful understanding of how a building would gain patina with age) but the paintwork inscribing the letters (the coats of arms especially) had not fared well.

After a lot of deliberation and discussion, with consideration given to consolidation, touch-up or full repaint, it was felt appropriate that the most important element of this memorial, its names, should be given a new lease of life as some, especially the First World War names, are fading and becoming difficult to read and the coats of arms are peeling.

The conservation project has now been completed. If you would like to see the completed work you can book on one of War Cloister Tours.

The conservation of War Cloister is a very skilled and delicate operation which by its very nature is expensive.

We needed to raise £1 million to fund this project, so far we've secured £1,122,211.88.

Any further donations will go towards the ongoing maintenance of this incredibly important memorial. Thank you so much to everyone who has so kindly supported this project. 


£0.00
£1,000,000.00

100%

Donate Now

PODCAST EPISODES

Contact Details

Winchester College Society
Donovan's
73 Kingsgate Street
Winchester
SO23 9PE

+44 (0)1962 621264
Email
Winchester College website

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