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Winchester Cathedral Images
Above: detail from font showing Saint Nicholas (patron of children) providing dowries sparing 3 daughters from life on the streets
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1The  West Doors within the central porch. C14th
Epiphany Chapel 15
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2 Jane Austen1775-1817. Brass plaque adjacent to black floor tomb of the novelist in the nave
Graffiti - example of widespread etching some here dating from the 1700's 16
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3 Carved C12th font of black Tournai marble (really limestone) from Hainault showing miracles attributed to St Nicholas
 One of several mortuary chests in the quire. The bones from some chests were used by Cromwell's soldiers as missiles to shatter windows 17
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4 The West Window. Destroyed by Parliamentary forces during the Civil War & reconstructed from fragments as a mosaic in 1660.
 Lady Chapel showing east bay window by CE Kempe commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 18
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5 Bishop William Wykeham's (1366-1404) Chantry Chapel. Alabaster with angels at his head and Benedictine Monks at his feet.
The altar in the Lady Chapel below the east window 19
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Epiphany chapel window designed by Edward Burne-Jones & made in the William Morris workshops
Pieter Coecke van Aelst's triptych on loan in the Langton Chapel  20
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7 Holy Sepulchre Chapel beneath the tower with paintings dated circa 1180 rediscovered during conservation work in 1963
Entrance to Bishop Langton's Chapel
view Chapel as one scene 21
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8 Crypt - here with Antony Gormley's Sound II 1993
Roof of Bishop Langton's Chantry Chapel  22
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9 Pilgrims steps - on the route
from nave to retroquire
William Walker's memorial bust by the Lady Chapel. Known as the Winchester Diver he underpinned the Cathedral east end preventing certain collapse  23
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10 North presbytry aisle
 The 3 principal images in the retroquire iconostasis. All the images and "Holy Hole" are featured in a dedicated album  24
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11 C13th Tiles - trod by countless pilgrims
The Great Gothic Screen crafted in the late C19th. Original statues were smashed during Reformation 25
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choir to great screen winchester cathedral 12 View east through the Choir, Presbytery
to the High Altar and  to the gothic Great screen
Front of the Nave Altar with illustration of the creation. The choir screen by Sir George Gilbert  was installed 1874 26 nave altar winchester cathedral
west elevation winchester cathedral 13 West elevation showing west window, porch, doors and war memorial The Cathedral showing the 2nd longest nave in the country, central tower and transept27 view from north-west of winchester cathedral
north transept winchester cathedral 14 North transept and central tower Outside the Cathedral stands the Memorial to the kings Royal Rifle Corps  28 rifle corps memorial
Bishop Fox Chantry Chapel Statuary Album
29 An album of individual images of the statuary on Bishop Foxe Chantry Chapel Click Thumbnail
Click Thumbnail to view a high resolution panorama of the statuary in order on Bishop Foxe Chantry Chapel. This image uses zoomify to allow quick loading.  30 Bishop Fox Statuary Panorama
These images taken in 2008 & have the dynamic range, colour & detail of the time.
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