About Winchester Palace
Winchester Palace in Southwark was a twelfth-century grand complex which was one of the most important buildings in all of medieval London. Today the relatively obscure ruins are located close to Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market.
Founded by Bishop Henry de Blois - brother of King Stephen - and subsequently home to the powerful Bishops of Winchester, a devastating fire in 1814 destroyed most of the building. Today, all that is left of this once lavish residence are the remains of the great hall including the striking Rose Window.