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|Location||51.0606842,-1.313381 (Google Maps)||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
Dimensions of main church
|West wall to east window||400||0|
|Length of nave||242||0|
|Height of nave||78||0|
|Width of nave||88||0|
|Length of choir||150||0|
|Height of tower||140||0|
At the bidding of St. Dunstan and as part of the reform of monastic like in England, Benedictine monks moved from the Abbey of Abingdon to Winchester. Work began on a new Saxon church on the site.
Through the Winter months Aethelred provided the Vikings with lodgings and £16,000 in cash to stop the raids on his land. Aethelred was also the sponsor at the baptism of Olaf Trygvasson. Olaf was given instruction from the Aelfheah Bishop of Winchester. ¹
Stigand was promoted to the position of Bishop at Winchester.
Construction work began on the crypt and transepts of Winchester Cathedral. This continued until 1093. ¹
William Rufus was buried under the tower of Winchester Cathedral. The tower fell down either in 1101 or 1107. The cause was blamed on the wickedness of the King's bones but was probably due to poor construction or uncertain foundations.
Construction work began on the tower of Winchester Cathedral and building continued until 1120. ¹
At a ceremony at Winchester Cathedral Henry, the Young King, and his wife Margaret were both crowned. ¹
The Crown Wearing. Richard took part in a precession to Winchester Cathedral. The king wore a golden crown and was followed by notables from the Church and State. The previous Crown Wearing was in 1158. ¹
Construction work began on the retrochoir, the area to the east of the presbytery, and the Lady Chapel of Winchester Cathedral. Work continued until 1235. ¹
William Marshal is succeeded by Peter de Roches, Bishop of Winchester and Hubert de Burgh who was Justiciary.
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. This moved him into an extremely important position for controlling the king's affairs. ¹
Simon's son was sent to London to raise money and troops. He diverted back through Winchester which was loyal to the king and then moved through Oxford and Northampton. Edward (I) moved from Worcester to Bridgnorth destroying bridges and means of allowing Simon who was on the Welsh side of the Avon from crossing back. The people of Bristol, friendly to Simon's cause sent ships to Newport to help Simon cross, but they were intercepted and destroyed by Edward. ¹
Work began on the West Front of Winchester Cathedral. Extra work was carried out on the North and South aisles ¹
Work began on converting the Norman front and nave of Winchester Cathedral to the Perpendicular style by the Bishop of Winchester, William of Wykeham.
William of Wykeham the Bishop of Winchester died in this year. He was replaced by Henry Beaufort. ¹
Work was carried out on the Lady Chapel of Winchester Cathedral. ¹
The marriage of Queen Mary of England and Philip of Spain took place. The marriage was conducted at Winchester Cathedral.
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