Hampshire chronicle dating

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During the Middle Ages, the city was an important centre of the wool trade, before going into a slow decline.

The City Cross (also known as the Buttercross) has been dated to the 15th century, and features 12 statues of the Virgin Mary, saints and various historical figures.

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At the time of the 2011 Census, Winchester had a population of 45,184.The wider City of Winchester district which includes towns such as Alresford and Bishop's Waltham has a population of 116,800.Winchester developed from the Roman town of Venta Belgarum, which in turn developed from an Iron Age oppidum.When his workmen arrived to dismantle the cross, they were prevented from doing so by the people of the city, who "organised a small riot" and they were forced to abandon their task.The agreement with the city was cancelled and Dummer erected a lath and plaster facsimile, which stood in the park for about sixty years before it was destroyed by the weather.

At the time of the 2011 Census, Winchester had a population of 45,184.

The wider City of Winchester district which includes towns such as Alresford and Bishop's Waltham has a population of 116,800.

Winchester developed from the Roman town of Venta Belgarum, which in turn developed from an Iron Age oppidum.

When his workmen arrived to dismantle the cross, they were prevented from doing so by the people of the city, who "organised a small riot" and they were forced to abandon their task.

The agreement with the city was cancelled and Dummer erected a lath and plaster facsimile, which stood in the park for about sixty years before it was destroyed by the weather.

It seems to have been known as Wentā or Venta, from the Brittonic for "town" or "meeting place".) of the Belgae and was distinguished as Venta Belgarum, "Venta of the Belgae".