Slide Title

Winchester Cathedral

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Date

4-1-1973

Description

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.

Notes

Bibliography: Clark, Sydney. "All the Best in England." Dodd, Mead & Company, 1959, pp. 239-240. National Geographic. "This England." Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1966.

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Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Type

Church

Building Style

Norman

Subject Headings

Religious architecture; Church architecture; Cathedrals; Historic buildings; Historic buildings -- England

Country Name

United Kingdom

Region Name

Hampshire

City Name

Winchester

Keywords

cathedral, architectural heritage, historic buildings, historic

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