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Etching of the Soke Bridge, Winchester, by Heywood Sumner

Brief Description

View of the Soke Bridge, Winchester, by Heywood Sumner, 1800.

Subject Date

Late 19th century

Creator

Heywood Sumner

Owner

Hampshire Library and Information Service

Contributor

Hampshire Library and Information Service

Full Description

This charming view is taken from the pathway alongside the fast-flowing River Itchen at a spot commonly known as "the weirs". In the background is the City Mill (formerly Eastgate Mill). The mill shown was built by James Cooke in 1743, on the site of a mill recorded in Domesday as the mill of the Abbess of Wherwell. It is now in the hands of The National Trust, and is also used by the Youth Hostel Association. The name of the bridge refers to the Liberty of Soke, the region beyond the walls to the east and north, over which the Bishop of Winchester had jurisdiction. Originally a medieval bridge, it was rebuilt in 1813 by public subscription to the design of George Forder. It is now known as City Bridge.

Place

Winchester, Winchester City, Hampshire

Subject

valley, Itchen Valley, river, River Itchen, bridge, Soke Bridge, City Bridge, the weirs, watermill, mill, City Mill, Eastgate Mill, mill of the Abbess of Wherwell

Name Subject

George Forder, National Trust

Content Type

Print

Location

Winchester Library - Jewry Street

Local Ref

X006482074

Collection

Images

Object ID/Record ID

O856

Image ID

6356
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