This beautiful cathedral has a Gothic facade but dates mostly from 1097. It is the longest cathedral in England and its interior offers murals, misericords, an ancient font and the grave of Jane Austen.

West Facade
Gothic west facade of Winchester Cathedral, England. Holly Hayes

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249295
Listed Building ID
1095509 view listed building data
Article Title
Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
Grid Reference
SU 48221 29254
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Listed Building Description

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869/6/39 THE CLOSE 24-MAR-50 CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY

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THE CLOSE 1. 1833 Cathedral Church of the {Holy} Trinity SU 4829 SW 6/39 24.5.50

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2. Transepts, crypts and part of the nave 1079-l095, by Bishop Walkelyn, tower fell 1107 and rebuilt later. Retrochoir and Lady chapel early C13. Early English. Nave completely remodelled by Bishop Edington (1345-66), and William of Wykeham (1366-l404) with his master-mason William of Wynforde; this involved a Perpendicular recasing of the Norman nave. The Cathedral is built of Isle of Wight stone. Many important furnishings of all periods, particularly the Bishops' chantry chapels. Flying buttresses on the south by Sir T G Jackson 1909-12, as part of his general restoration. The Norman arcade, once the entrance to the Chapter House, which runs from the south transept to the Deanery, is included in the listing.

All listed buildings in The Close form a group.

Listing NGR: SU4814229184

Page Info

Place ID
249295
Title
Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Winchester, England
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 7, 2022