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St Bartholomew

St Bartholomew’s was founded in 1110 as the church for the lay workers at Hyde Abbey, where the remains of King Alfred the Great are believed to have been re-interred.

Winchester, Hampshire

Opening times

The church is normally open to visitors from 10am to 4pm.


King Alfred Place
SO23 7DF

St Bartholomew’s has a significant place in the cultural heritage of Winchester and is the parish church of Hyde and Abbotts Barton. 

St Bartholomew’s is 12th century flint and stone built church with tiled roof and set within its churchyard. Originally it stood within the curtilage of Hyde Abbey (c1110) and was extended with a tower c1598 after the abbey was destroyed. The church is Grade II* listed. The church has on display an important collection of six capitals from Hyde Abbey which are rare impressive examples of medieval sculpture.

All are welcome.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Parking within 250m

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

  • Partnership Grant, £5,000, 2018

  • Our Partnership Grants funded a range of repair projects, recommended by County Church Trusts, to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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