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.*
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 [...]
On my first visit to Winchester Cathedral one of the south transept chapels, The Chapel of St John the Evangelist and the Fisherman Apostles, drew me in. Within this chapel can be found the grave of Izaak Walton, who became famous as the author of ‘The Complete Angler’.
The modern altar by Peter Eugine Ball [...]
The manor house was radically altered in the nineteenth century, and remained a family home until 1953.*
The present condition of the manor house interior is the result of extensive dry rot that nearly destroyed the building forty years ago. Wooden plugs in the walls reveal where damaged panelling was stripped away. The ground floor and [...]
Brinkburn Priory lies in a secluded and enchanting setting, tucked away in woodland within loop of the River Coquet. It was founded in the 1130s as a community of Augustinian canons, although the earliest surviving buildings date from the end of the twelfth century. Never a wealthy house, and frequently troubled by Scottish raids, it [...]