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Winchester Cathedral

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Identification

Winchester Cathedral
the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
274633

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • The current cathedral's foundations were laid in 1079 by Bishop Walkelin and are of Isle of Wight stone; the crypt and transepts date from this period.
  • The cathedral's east end was extended in the 13th century whilst the Nave was remodelled around 1400; other additions have been made over the centuries.
  • The Retrochoir was the site of St. Swithun's shrine until 1538 and contains Britain's largest surviving area of 13th century tiles.
  • The Lady Chapel's walls are adorned with 15th century images of the Blessed Virgin Mary's miracles.

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Location

The Close
SO23
Winchester
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

138.52 ft
138.52 ft
560.01 ft
208.01 ft
1079
1400
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