National Geographic : 1941 Jan
Winchester, England's Early Capital Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart One Entrance to Old Winchester Is Through West Gate Arrow slits are seen over the arch. Through other holes molten lead was poured on besiegers. Once there was a drawbridge here over a moat. Outside the gate stood the King's hawkhouse and a shelter for lepers. For centuries the city beadle brought nocturnal prowlers to this gate and locked them in a cage near by (page 67).