Winchester Cathedral Crypt

The original Norman east end of the Cathedral was built upon a crypt, which remains virtually unchanged. It contains a well, underneath the High Altar, which my pre-date the present Cathedral.*

Winchester Cathedral Crypt

This superb low-vaulted stone crypt, which floods in rainy months, dates from the 11th century, the earliest phase of building the Cathedral. Here you’ll find Antony Gormley’s mysterious life-size sculpture of a solitary man, Sound II, sometimes standing up to its knees in water.

Winchester Cathedral Crypt

*from a sign board by the crypt

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 17th 2017

14 Responses to “The Crypt – Winchester Cathedral”

  1. Beautiful – I find crypts so beautiful and the statue is lovely. We once found a Grimley statue by a canal near Lapworth totally unexpectedly and it was so moving.

  2. Hels says:

    If the crypt has largely lasted from the 11th century, the design in general and the stones in particular must have been stunning.

  3. ....peter:) says:

    the bronze ssculpturegave depth to each of these three fabulous shots Cherie….peter:)

  4. ....peter:) says:

    sorry for all of the grammar mistakes… and i haven’t even been into the rum yet:-)
    ….re-peter:)

  5. lisl says:

    It must be quite a sight to see the statue deep in water, Cherie

  6. Shabana says:

    How magnificent this place is!
    I really enjoy your wonderful destinations to explore

  7. Why Sound II?
    I prefer Angel in the Crypt! ;)

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