Winchester, with its Cathedral, Castle, College and churches is unrivalled for medieval architecture, and the surrounding countryside is rich in historic villages and an abundance of country houses. This volume of The Buildings of England also includes monuments of unique national and international significance: Jane Austen's house at Chawton; the spectacular French Imperial mausoleum at Farnborough Abbey; and Stanley Spencer's moving series of war paintings for the chapel at Burghclere.
Michael Bullen is an architectural historian working as a conservation officer in Hampshire. John Crook is an architectural historian, archaeological consultant, and photographer. Rodney Hubbuck lived in Petersfield for many years and has a special interest in the architecture and stained glass of the South and South West.