Winchester – King Alfred the Great

King Alfred the Great  King Alfred the Great

Below: after several moves (the technical expression is ‘translation[s]) is the last resting place of King Alfred the Great at the east end in the churchyard of St Bartholomew’s Church, Winchester. Although his ‘whereabouts’ is well documented, a series of events now indicate that the content of this particular grave is dubious.

King Alfred St Bartholomews     St Bartholomews

Below left: all that remains of the great abbey of Hyde, and right: a close up of the plaque to the left of the arch.

Hyde Abbey     Hyde Abbey Plaque

Following the excavation of the east end and the apse of Hyde Abbey earlier in 2003, the three commemorative stones (shown below) were placed over the sites of King Alfred’s original tomb and those of his wife and son.

Hyde Abbey East End

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