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Winchester Cathedral

By Sezz    
Winchester Cathedral - Construction of the cathedral began in 1079 under bishop Walkelin, and on April 8, 1093, in the presence of nearly all the bishops and abbots of England, the monks removed from the Saxon cathedral church of the Old Minster to the new one, “with great rejoicing and glory” to mark its completion. The earliest part of the present building is the crypt, which dates from that time. William II of England and his older brother, Richard, Duke of Bernay are both buried in the cathedral. The squat, square crossing tower was begun in 1202 to replace an earlier version which collapsed, partly because of the unstable ground on which the cathedral is built. It has an indisputably Norman look to it. Work continued on the cathedral during the 14th century. In 1394 the remodelling of the Norman nave commenced to the designs of master mason William Wynford, this continued into the 15th and 16th centuries, notably with the building of the retroquire to accommodate the many pilgrims to the shrine of Saint Swithun.

After King Henry VIII seized control of the Catholic Church in England, and declared himself head of the Church of England, the Benedictine foundation, the Priory of Saint Swithun, was dissolved (1539) and the cloister and chapter house were demolished, but the cathedral continued.

Thanks for your time, as always your thoughts/comments are very welcome
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Church Architecture Religion Winchester History Hampshire Winchester cathedral Saint swithun

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 11:35PM
wow amazing colours and detail in this stunning capture sarah Wink

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LexEquine 12 19 United States
14 Apr 2010 11:40PM
Stunning & wonderful indoor architectural image with splendid colors, and fine detail & comp. Great work...Peter
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
14 Apr 2010 11:49PM
Fanastic work, love the processing on this.

This place is deffo on my list of plazces to visit, it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing, good write up too.
aco012000 12 35 1
15 Apr 2010 3:24AM
An excellent shot, I love capturing the interiors od cathedrals and Churches, this is a fine example. Do you have a closer shot of the nave? The craftmanship in the woodwork looks as though it is outstanding.
15 Apr 2010 4:11AM
Excellent image/work Sarah - well done !

colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
15 Apr 2010 6:48AM
A wonderful detailed image with grand narrative Colin
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
15 Apr 2010 7:15AM
lovely processing.lesley
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 7:24AM
outstanding work and write up

15 Apr 2010 8:16AM
Lovely texture and colours Sarah.. really nice depth.. it looks like its learning a tiny bit to the left though

andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
15 Apr 2010 9:13AM
A marvellous shot Sarah!

colin63 9 6 England
15 Apr 2010 9:24AM
Cracking image Sarah

User_Removed 11 31 2 England
15 Apr 2010 9:34AM
Love the colours and textures.

Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 9:46AM
Fantastic colour and detail. A well composed shot.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 9:56AM
Interesting information complimented by a grand image Sarah. Beautifully processed and rich in detail. Exquisite lighting.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 10:13AM
Love how you have brought out specific colours - super info and symmetry
15 Apr 2010 1:17PM
Hi Sarah,

Fantastic image, such rich colours.
Putting the ruler on it in PS suggests a 0.35 CW.
Hope you don’t mind.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
15 Apr 2010 2:54PM
Thanks everyone, appreciated
Agreed - slight rotation needed Smile

Sarah x
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
15 Apr 2010 4:10PM
top top stuff
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
15 Apr 2010 5:30PM
I love your work Sarah, full of great detail and interest
15 Apr 2010 5:51PM
Smashing shot, and nice processing Sarah. And great history as always.

John Smile
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 5:57PM
Lovely rich colours and your processing always works so well on this kind of shot.

Sue Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
15 Apr 2010 6:25PM
Daves, John and Sue - thank you very much!

Sarah x
clive burrow 14 71 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 8:51PM
Well processed Sarah, love those colours

15 Apr 2010 10:07PM
Excellent image Sarah an what a write up.
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
17 Apr 2010 8:13PM
A lovely image Sarah.
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2010 9:02PM

Sezz 13 617 15 England
18 Apr 2010 3:52PM
Thank you so much gentlemen Smile

Sarah x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Apr 2010 3:28PM
A super quality image, Sarah...enjoyed reading your write-up, too.
TrevB Smile
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2010 8:51PM
One of my favourite Cathedrals. I love the solidness of Norman architecture and the gorgeous flooring around St Swithen's tomb is a gift for photographers.
Super image. hope to visit when the crypt is flooded. It is supposed to make a wonderful subject!

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