View From The Meadow, Looking S., St. Cross
Photographer: Savage, William
Medium: Photographic print
View of the Church, and a portion of the Hospital buildings, including Beaufort's tower at the Hospital of Saint Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty in Winchester.
"The real history of St. Cross begins with the episcopate of De Blois; and, as early as A.D. 1137, in the month of March, there is a Bull of Pope Innocent II confirming the rights and possessions of the Hospital... The aims of the pious Founder of the place were "that the 'poor of Christ' might be suitably clothed and fed; that they might have the opportunity of 'humbly and devoutly serving God' in the sanctuary; and that, in proportion to the means in hand, other works of piety and mercy should be here performed throughout all succeeding ages."
Text from 'Memorials of the Hospital of St. Cross and Alms House of Noble Poverty'.