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  Winchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Winchester is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3 mile radius of its centre.
The famous novelist Jane Austen died in Winchester on 18 July 1817 and is buried in the cathedral.
The city of Winchester is twinned with Laon in France and the Winchester district is twinned with Gie├čen in Germany.
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 Winchester Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Winchester Cathedral in Winchester, Hampshire is one of the largest cathedrals in England.
William II of England (son of William I, "the Conqueror") was buried in the cathedral on August 11, 1100, after he was killed in a hunting accident in nearby New Forest.
Nowadays the cathedral draws many tourists as a result of its association with Jane Austen, who died in the city and is buried in the cathedral's north aisle of the nave.
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 cathedral - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Many cathedrals also house the relics of the saints, and so in the Middle Ages were centres of pilgrimage.
Most cathedrals were built during the Middle Ages and reflect the two main styles of medieval architecture (see English architecture: medieval): Romanesque architecture, or Norman architecture, and Gothic architecture.
Gothic cathedrals include Canterbury Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, and York Minster (England);; Chartres Cathedral, Notre-Dame, (Paris), Amiens, and Rouen (France); Cologne, Regensburg, and Ulm (Germany); Milan, Orvieto, Siena, and Florence Cathedral (Italy); Ávila, Burgos, Léon, Salamanca, and Toledo (Spain); and Uppsala (Sweden).
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 Winchester Cathedral - Interior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The subsequent burial at Winchester of this unpopular king, was felt by some to be the cause of the collapse of the tower in 1107.
In the south aisle are chantry chapels for two bishops who shaped the present structure of Winchester cathedral - and particularly the appearance of the nave.
William of Wykeham (1324-1404) was born near Fareham, appointed surveyor of royal castles by Edward III, became Bishop of Winchester in 1367, was Chancellor of England between 1367-71 and 1389-91.
home.clara.net /reedhome/winchester/interior.htm   (4199 words)

 Winchester Cathedral
In this essay I am going to explain the development of Winchester cathedral from 1066-1540 using my own knowledge, and the main influences, which are the Norman Conquest in 1066, the Crusades from 1190 to 1200, the Black Death in 1348, and the Reformation in 1538-39.
Winchester was a site of pilgrimage, which had a great impact on the wealth, and so the cathedral became very important.
A famous Chantry Chapel in Winchester Cathedral is that of Henry Cardinal Beaufort, who is probably most famous for the responsibility of the death of Joan of Arc.
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 Corvus '99 - Winchester
Their main street, like Winchester's today, led from the Eastgate, down by the river, to the Westgate, and a small part of their rebuilt walls can still be seen beside the Weirs.
One of the first Christian churches was built in Winchester by King Kenwahl in 648 AD and you can see its outline and that of St Ethelwold's 10th century Cathedral marked on the Winchester Cathedral Green.
Winchester College was founded by Bishop William of Wykeham in 1382 for 70 poor scholars.
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 Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral was the first of my English roses to bloom in 1999; this is the first blossom.
Winchester Cathedral is in the midst of a final flush for 1999.
Winchester Cathedral is into its second flush at the end of July.
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 BBC - Southampton - Faith - Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site.
This Cathedral Church, so named because it houses the throne (or ‘cathedra’) of the Bishop of Winchester, has its origins in the seventh century, when a Christian Church was first built on the site.
In its pomp, Winchester Cathedral stood at the heart of Alfred's Wessex - a magnificent monument to the wealth and influence of the ancient capital of England.
www.bbc.co.uk /southampton/faith/cathedral.shtml   (370 words)

 Clinic: Winchester Cathedral (2004): Reviews
What makes Winchester Cathedral stick out amongst their previous works, and make it their best release since Internal Wrangler, is a willingness to explore, albeit briefly, the previously malnourished middle ground between their seemingly two-speed approach.
Although 'Winchester Cathedral' is quite obviously Clinic doing what they do best, it also represents the sound of a band who've clearly broadened their horizons.
Winchester Cathedral may be a transition album, or it may just contain a few curveballs to keep discerning listeners on their toes -- only Clinic knows for certain.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/clinic/winchestercathedral   (880 words)

 Winchester attractions - local information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the streets around the beautiful cathedral and its close, there are old pubs, tea rooms.
Winchester is an excellent centre for walking, famed as the start of the Pilgrim's Way, but now a stopping point on many long distance walks.
Winchester is home to numerous museums and art galleries, as well as the legendary 'Arthurian' Round Table in the Great Hall of the old castle.
www.hants.gov.uk /localpages/central/winchester/attract.html   (293 words)

 Winchester Cathedral Walk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Winchester is built on a gravel spur, on the west bank of the river Itchen.
Surrounding the cathedral grounds there are remains of a medieval defensive wall, with Winchester school, the house where Jane Austen died, a medieval town gate, and the river Itchen all lying just outside the grounds.
In the 15th century the chapels at the far east of the cathedral were remodelled, and then in the 19th and early 20th century a substantial amount of restoration work was carried out.
home.clara.net /reedhome/winchester/orient.htm   (1511 words)

 The Official Winchester Cathedral Website
Begun in 1079 in the Romanesque style, this Cathedral is at the heart of Alfred's Wessex and a diocese which once stretched from London's Thames to the Channel Islands.
Winchester Cathedral is famous for its chantry chapels, where daily masses were said for the bishops buried within them.
Stephen Gardiner (1531-55) was the last important Roman Catholic bishop of Winchester, during the reign of Mary Tudor (Queen Mary I).
www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk /history   (650 words)

 Medieval cathedrals in England A-Z Guide
Nearby is the Bishop's Palace and the 14th century purpose-built street of houses for the vicars of the cathedral.
Winchester's greatest bishop was William of Wykeham, founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, who began the rebuilding of the Norman nave.
Winchester is also rich in chantry chapels, the tombs of the bishops.
www.britainexpress.com /Where_to_go_in_Britain/Cathedrals/Cathedrals5.htm   (888 words)

 Winchester (England) - Wikitravel
Winchester is an historic cathedral city in the English county of Hampshire, situated within the South East region.
Winchester and its city centre are generally regarded as car-unfriendly; an excellent Park and Ride site is located just off junction 10 of the M3 (from M3 north, exit at junction 9 and follow the signs) and buses provide a link to the city center every 10-15 mins taking under 10 mins for the journey.
The famous English novelist Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817 and is buried in the cathedral.
wikitravel.org /en/Winchester_(United_Kingdom)   (3341 words)

 Winchester Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The light coloured stone which gives Winchester its characteristic bright air, was brought from the nearby Isle of Wight and the new cathedral was consecrated in 1093.
Around the cathedral are chantry chapels and various effigies of the Bishops who worked here, including some which show the deceased as a decaying cadaver, reminding us all of the transitory nature of worldly power and riches.
Despite the connection, Winchester was not protected from her second son Henry VIII's forces of destruction during the Dissolution and the later iconoclasm of the Civil war Roundheads, who entered Winchester cathedral on horseback in 1642 and wrecked havoc, destroying the stained glass, decapitating statues and burning books and the communion rail.
www.heritage.me.uk /religiou/winchest.htm   (905 words)

 TimeRef - History Timelines - Winchester Cathedral
Winchester is the longest cathedral in Europe with a length of 556 feet.
William Rufus was buried under the tower of Winchester Cathedral.
Peter des Rievaulx, the nephew of the Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester, is made treasurer of the Henry III's household and keeper of the king's wardrobe.
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 VR Winchester - Tour the historic Hampshire Town of Winchester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Winchester is a city in southern England, and the administrative capital of the county of Hampshire, with a population of around 35,200.
It is the seat of the City of Winchester local government district which covers a much larger area.
Important historic buildings include Winchester Cathedral, built in the 12th century; the Great Hall, the only surviving portion of the old Royal Palace; and Winchester College, a public school founded in 1382.
www.vrwinchester.co.uk   (335 words)

 Winchester Cathedral Walk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It starts with a general orientation, moves into the cathedral grounds to examine the outside of the building, continues with the main details of the interior, and ends by looking at the relationship between the cathedral and the city of Winchester.
A walk round the exterior of the cathedral shows how it has been modified over the years, and how building techniques and architectural ideas evolved over the 800 years between the original construction (shortly after the Norman conquest), and the substantial repair work which became necessary in the 20th century.
Catherine's hill, on the edge of the city, to the south is more than walking distance from the cathedral, but is itself a popular spot for a country walk, and provides a general view of the Itchen valley, and the location of the town and the cathedral.
home.clara.net /reedhome/winchester/main.htm   (361 words)

 Winchester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Winchester derives its name from the Old English Venta Belgarum, or Belgian Sales (your guess is as good as mine but I suppose Belgians sailed across the Channel and flogged their lace handkerchiefs here), half of which name changed when the Romans arrived, leading to Venta Castrum which gave Winchester.
Winchester only seemed to our careless eyes to be an OK place before we came to the US.
A small square off the Cathedral Green, leading to the High Street and the Butter Cross - erected to mark the spot where the Bishop of Winchester allowed tradespeople to sell butter, charging a nice fee for the privilege.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ancient See of Winchester
The church at Winchester, which became the cathedral of the new diocese, had been founded and endowed in 634 by King Cynegils, whose son Coenwealh added more lands to its possessions.
A new cathedral was built by Cynegils, and three hundred years later was enlarged by Bishop Aethelwald, who replaced the secular canons by Benedictine monks and built a large monastery.
BRITTON, History and Antiquities of Winchester Cathedral (London, 1817); CLARENDON and GALE, History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Winchester (London, 1715); WARTON, Description of City, College, and Cathedral of Winchester (Winchester, 1750); Annales Monast.
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 Winchester Cathedral Choir
Winchester Cathedral Choir is recognized as one of Britain’s leading cathedral choirs, both for its singing of the services and in concert.
Their principal function is, of course, the singing of services in Winchester Cathedral and, during term time, they sing an average of eight services each week.
Winchester Cathedral Choir records regularly for Hyperion and Virgin Classics and recent discs have included Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices for the Feast of Corpus Christi, anthems by Tallis, John Blow, Weelkes and Peter Philips, a disc of Stanford’s major choral works and CDs of Christmas carols and anthems.
www.concertorganists.com /htdocs/artistdocs/wcc.htm   (449 words)

 Winchester, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This ancient cathedral city was the capital of Wessex and of England, from the early 9C to about 100 years after the Norman conquest.
During the Civil War the Norman castle was largely destroyed, the cathedral was damaged and the city looted by Parliamentary troops.
An early bishop of Winchester, St. Swithin, was buried outside the west end of the minister in 862.
www.gregoryferdinandsen.com /LGW2004/winchester.htm   (630 words)

 Guide and Travel Facts: Winchester, the United Kingdom
Winchester was Alfred's capital (Alfred reigned from 871 to 901).
Winchester ranks second only to Westminster Abbey as the place for crowning English kings — 35 in all, of whom 20 are buried here (these are mainly pre-Norman kings, although William Rufus — son of William the Conqueror — is also buried inside).
Winchester College was founded (1382) by William of Wykeham, who is buried in the cathedral.
www.passports.com /trips/cityfact/cityfact.asp?city=Winchester   (1214 words)

 The Cathedral in Winchester UK
The Cathedral in Winchester UK There has been a Cathedral in Winchester since about 648 AD.
The foundations of the current Cathedral were laid out in 1079 by Walkelin, the first Norman Bishop.
Within its walls took place the burial of William Rufus (1100), the coronation of Richard I (1194), the marriage of Henry IV (1401), and the marriage of Queen Mary (1554).
www.cityofwinchester.co.uk /cathedral/cathedral.html   (380 words)

 Cokemachineglow.com - Clinic: Winchester Cathedral
Winchester does at least mingle with a few new influences, even if it does still ultimately prefer the familiar confines of its own past.
The rest of what constitutes Winchester Cathedral could easily be deemed "more of the same," though most is of pretty high calibre.
It's a fitting reminder of what makes Winchester work so well when the group attempts to expand their sound and why it can sound so by rote when it doesn't.
www.cokemachineglow.com /reviews/clinic_cathedral2004.html   (941 words)

Winchester Cathedral is an excellent representation of all the architectural styles through the Middle Ages, i.e from Romanesque (Norman) through the three main phases of Gothic: Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular.
The cathedral is the longest in Europe, 556 feet.
The transepts and tower are Norman of late 1000s, the earliest parts of the cathedral.
www.astoft.co.uk /wincathext.htm   (1005 words)

 Mander Organs > Portfolio > Winchester Cathedral
Winchester College was founded by the Bishop of Winchester, William of Wykeham, in 1382.
It was the first of a new tradition of English Public Schools and was set up with the intention of providing an educated elite who could run the state.
The new organ at Winchester College is housed in the remarkable W D Caröe case, built for a 1908 Norman and Beard organ on the West gallery of the magnificent 14th-century chapel.
www.mander-organs.com /portfolio/winchester.html   (344 words)

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