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Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral in Winchester, Hampshire is one of the largest cathedrals in England. The earliest part of the present cathedral building is the crypt, which dates from the early 12th century. The squat, square central tower was begun in 1202, and has an indisputably Norman look to it. Work continued on the cathedral during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, and restoration work was carried out by T.G. Jackson during the years 1905-1912. The cathedral is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

It is part of a former monastic settlement, originally founded in 642. The Benedictine foundation was dissolved in 1539.

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 nave[?].

Winchester Cathedral is possibly the only cathedral to have had a popular song written about it. Winchester Cathedral was a UK top ten hit for the New Vaudeville Band[?] in 1966.

Important events which took place at Winchester Cathedral:

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