|Where:||Winchester, Hampshire - St Cross Hospital Porters Lodge off the B3335|
|Time:||Any time (but I expect you'll be most welcome during opening hours!)|
The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is one of the oldest charitable institutions in the UK and dates back to the early twelfth century; the Brethren of the almshouses still wear medieval-style uniforms in red or black (though I expect their accomodation is more luxurious today then at the foundation!). The Wayfarers Dole is given upon request to any traveller and consists of a small measure of beer and some bread – ask for it at the Porters Lodge.
The Hospital is open to the public (see link below) for a modest charge and souvenirs are also available.
Clik here for the website : http://www.stcross.f2s.com/index.htm
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