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Guided Tour of Abbots Barton Farmhouse

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Abbots Barton Farmhouse

Chaundler Road

Winchester

SO23 7HY

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All ONLINE tickets have now been booked.

Should you wish to acquire one of the few remaining tickets for this event these will be available from our in person box office . The box office will be open 2nd and 3rd September in Winchester Tourist Information.


We are delighted that Abbotts Barton Farmhouse will be opening for three short guided tours. This rare surviving example of a Tudor oak framed farmhouse is one of the oldest dwellings in Winchester and provides a fascinating insight into local history.

The tour of part of the ground floor will highlight the developments of the farmhouse (the original site of the Home Farm for Hyde Abbey) charting it’s acquisition from Henry V111 at the Dissolution of the Monasteries and it’s construction as a finely crafted farmhouse in the late 1490’s. Notable owners include Thomas Chaundler a textile merchant and former mayor of Winchester circa 1540 and Edward Knight of Chawton (Jane Austen’s brother) in the 1700’s.

The Farmhouse has been much added to over the centuries, but it’s Tudor framework and fine stone chimneys and fireplaces are still intact. Other features include a Queen Anne brick facade with central sundial and an early dovecote adjacent to a brick and flint walled rose garden and small orchard.

The house and garden represent a rich piece of Winchester’s history, so we do hope you can join us.

Book early though as places are limited! This tour is for those aged over 16 years only.

Unfortunately this ite is not NOT suitable for those with limited mobility or using wheelchairs as there are gravel paths, numerous steep steps, narrow passage ways and uneven paving slabs. If the weather is inclement then visitors may be asked to don shoe coverings prior to entering the main building, these will be provided and will need to be worn.

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Abbots Barton Farmhouse

Chaundler Road

Winchester

SO23 7HY

United Kingdom

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