The original Christian church which stood on this site was the burial site of many kings and royal notables. After William the Conquerer appointed his brother Walkelin as Bishop of Winchester, the original cathedral was replaced by what would evolve into the present day structure. In the 12th century the original tower collapsed and was replaced with the one pictured. The Norman style cathedral stretches 556 feet, making it the longest medieval cathedral, and the second longest cathedral in Europe.
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Religious architecture; Church architecture; Cathedrals; Historic buildings; Historic buildings -- England
Smolski, Chester and Walkelin, Bishop, "Winchester Cathedral" (1973). Smolski Images. 1116.
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