Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Saints Peter and Paul, and Saint Swithin

Monographs and Collections about Winchester Cathedral

Charles Ball, An Historical Account of Winchester with Descriptive  Walks (Winchester, 1818)

John Britton, The History and Antiquities of the See and Cathedral Church of Winchester (London, 1817)

Frederick Bussby, Winchester  Cathedral 1079-1979 (Southampton, 1979)

Chapter Act books of the Dean and Chapter of Winchester

Chapter of  Winchester Cathedral, Documents relating to the history of the Cathedral  Church of Winchester in the seventeenth century  (London : Simpkin ; Winchester : Warren and Son, 1897)

John Milner, The History, Civil and Ecclesiastical, and Survey of the Antiquities of Winchester, 2 vols. (Winchester, 1798-99)

John Milner, An historical and critical account of Winchester Cathedral, extracted from the Rev. Dr. Milner's history and antiquities of Winchester. To which is added, a review of its modern monuments.  (Winchester, J. Robbian,1816).

Sergeant, Philip Walsingham. The cathedral church of Winchester; a description of its   fabric and a brief history of the Episcopal see. London, G. Bell, 1925.

Sykes, N.. Winchester Cathedral / [the Very Rev. N. Sykes]. London : Pitkin Pictorials, c1976.

Winchester Cathedral : Nine hundred years, 1093-1993  edited by John Crook. Chichester, West Sussex : Phillimore, 1993.

Medieval art and architecture at Winchester Cathedral., British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions for 1980 [London] : British Archaeological Association, 1983.

John Vaughan, Winchester Cathedral: its Monuments and Memorials (London, 1919)

Robert Willis, The Architectural History, of Winchester Cathedral, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute at Winchester, September 1845 (London, 1846), reprinted by Friends of Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, 1980)

 William Thorn Warren, Illustrated guide to Winchester  (Winchester, 1922).

[Thomas Warton], A Description of the City, College, and Cathedral of Winchester (London, [1760])

Henry and Benjamin Winkles,  Descriptive account of the cathedral church of Winchester (Winchester, W. Bracewell, 1839).

Winchester cathedral: a short history for visitors. Winchester, 1950

Winchester Cathedral, Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, St. Peter, St. Paul and St. suithun. (London : Pitkin Pictorials, 1975).

Specific Aspects of the Cathedral  Structure


John Crook, 'King Edgar's Reliquary of St. Swithun', Anglo-Saxon England 21 (1992), pp. 177-202

R. N. Quirk, Winchester Cathedral in the tenth century,Archaeological Journal. [Offprint]. 1959.


John Crook, 'The Romanesque East Arm and Crypt of Winchester Cathedral', JBAA 142 (1989), pp. 1-36

John Crook, 'Excavating the Holy Hole', WCR 58 (1989), pp. 34-42

John Crook and Yoshio Kusaba, 'The Transepts of Winchester Cathedral: Archaeological Evidence, Problems of Design, and Sequence of Construction', Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 50 (1991), pp. 293-310

Peter Draper, 'The Retrochoir of Winchester Cathedral: Evidence and Interpretation', JBAA 139 (1986), pp. 68-74

Richard Gem, 'The Romanesque Cathedral of Winchester: Patron and Design in the Eleventh Century', BAA Winchester, pp.  I- 1 2

R. N. Quirk, 'Winchester Cathedral in the Tenth Century', Arch. J. 114 (1957), pp. 28-68

Early Gothic

Peter Draper, 'The Retrochoir of Winchester Cathedral', Architectural History 21 (1978), pp. 1-17

Francis Woodman, 'The Retrochoir of Winchester Cathedral: a New Interpretation', JBAA 136 (1983), pp. 87-97

Late Gothic

Alan Rannie, 'Decorated Architecture in the Cathedral', WCR 35 (1966), pp. 14-23

Georgina Russell, 'Decorated Tracery in Winchester Cathedral', BAA Winchester, pp. 94-100


Winchester Cathedral. The story of the preservation of Winchester cathedral, 1905-1912. Winchester, 1912.

Other Arts at Winchester

T. D. Atkinson, 'Medieval Figure Sculpture in Winchester Cathedral', Archaeologi a, 85 (1936), pp. 159-67

G. H. Blore. Notes on the monuments of Winchester Cathedral Winchester, Published for the Friends of Winchester Cathedral, 1935.

Dortthy Carbonell  and Hugh Carey,Winchester Cathedral embroideries  2nd rev. ed.(Winchester (2 The Close, Winchester) : The Friends of  Winchester Cathedral, 1982).

C. J. P. Cave, 'The Bosses on the Vault of the Quire at Winchester Cathedral', Archaeologia 76 (1927), pp. 161-78

C. J. P. Cave, The Roof Bosses of Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, 1955)

John Crook, 'The Typology of Early Medieval Shrines-a Previously Misidentified "Tomb-Shrine" Panel from Winchester Cathedral', Antiq.  J. 70 (1990), pp. 49-64

John Hardacre, Winchester Cathedral: Triforium Gallery Catalogue (Winchester, 1989)

Simon Jervis, Woodwork of Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, 1976)

Edward T. Joy, Woodwork in Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, 1964)

G. W. Kitchin, The Great Screen of Winchester Cathedral, 3rd edn., revised and completed by W. R. W. Stephens (Winchester, 1899

Yoshio Kusaba, 'The Function, Date and Stylistic Sources of the Treasury of Henry of Blois in the South Transept of Winchester Cathedral', WCR 57 (1988), pp. 38-49

P. G. Lindley, 'Figure Sculpture at Winchester in the Fifteenth Century: A New Chronology', in D. Williams (ed.), England in the Fifteenth Century (Woodbridge, 1987), pp. 153-66

P. G. Lindley, 'The Great Screen of Winchester Cathedral, 1', Burlington Magazine 13 t (I 989), pp. 604-15

P. G. Lindley, 'Sculptural Discoveries at Winchester Cathedral', HFC Proc. 46 (1990), pp.  I 0 1 - I I

P. G. Lindley, 'The Sculptural Programme of Bishop Fox's Chantry Chapel', WCR 57 (1988), pp. 33-7

Betty Matthews, The Organs and Organists of Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, undated)

Julian Munby and John Fletcher, 'Carpentry in the Cathedral and Close at Winchester', BAA Winchester, pp.  I 0 1 - I I

E. C. Norton, 'The Medieval Tile Pavements of Winchester Cathedral', BAA Winchester, pp. 78-93

David Park, 'The Wall Paintings of the Holy Sepulchre Chapel', BAA Winchester, pp. 38-62

N. Quirk, 'The Tomb of Cardinal Beaufort', WCR 23 (1954), pp. 6-10

R. N. Quirk, 'The Monuments of Prior Basing and the "Old Bishop in Marble"', WCR 23 (1954), pp. 12-21

Angela Smith, 'The Chantry Chapel of Bishop Fox', WCR 57 (1988), pp. 27-32

Pamela Tudor-Craig and Laurence Keen, 'A Recently Discovered Purbeck Marble Sculptured Screen of the Thirteenth Century and the Shrine of St. Swithun', BAA Winchester, pp. 63-72

George Zarnecki, 'Henry of Blois as a Patron of Sculpture', in S. Macready and F. H. Thompson (eds.), Art and Patronage in the English Romanesque (London, 1986), pp. 159-72

General Works Containing Information about Winchester

Jonathan Alexander and Paul Binski (eds.), Age of Chivalry .- Art in Plantagenent England 1200-1400, Catalogue, Royal Academy Exhibition (London, 1987)

Frank Barlow, The English Church 1000-1066.2nd edition(London, 1979)

 Alison Binns, Dedications of Monastic Houses in England and Wales, 1066-1216 (Woodbridge, 1989)

H. M. Colvin (ed.), Building Accounts of King Henry  III (Oxford, 1971

K. J. Conant, Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture, rev. edition(Harmondsworth, 1978)

Dom.  David Knowles, C. N. L. Brooke and V. C. M. London (eds.), Heads of Religious Houses, England and Wales, I, 940-1216 (Cambridge, 1972)

Dom David Knowles, The Monastic Order in England, 940-1216, 2nd edn. (Cambridge, 1963)

Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (,Harmondsworth, 1967)

Lawrence Stone, Sculpture in Britain: The Middle Ages (Harmondsworth, 1972

Charles Tracy, English Gothic Choir-Stalls, 1400-1540 (Woodbridge, 1990)

E. W. Tristram, English Medieval Wall Painting: The Thirteenth Century , 2 vols. (Oxford, 1950)

H. A. Doubleday, then W. Page (eds.), The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 5 vols. (London, 1900-12)

George Zarnecki, Janet Holt and Tristram Holland (eds.), English Romanesque Art 1066-1200, Exhibition Catalogue, Hayward Gallery (London, 1984)

Winchester History and Other

J. T. Appleby, 'Richard of Devizes and the Annals of Winchester', Bulletin of  the Institute of Historical Research 36 (1963), pp. 70-7

Martin Biddle (ed.), Winchester in the Early Middle Ages, Winchcster Studies, I (Oxford, 1976)

Edmund Bishop, 'Gifts of Bishop Henry of Blois, Abbot of Glastonbury, to Winchester Cathedral', Downside Review 3 (1884), pp. 33-44

Dom S. F. Hockey (ed.), The Register of William Edington, Bishop of Winchester 1346-1366, 2 vols., Hampshire Record Series, 7-8 (Winchester, 1986-7)

A. W. Goodman (ed.), Chartulaty  of Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, 1927)

Joan Greatrex (ed.), The Register of the Common Seal of the Priory of St Swithun, Winchester, 1345-1497, Hampshire Record Series, 2 (Winchester, 1978)

G. W. Kitchin and F. T. Madge (eds.), Documents Relating to the Foundation of the Chapter of WinchesterA.D. 1541-1547, HRSoc (1889)

Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle.A cathedral cemetery : problems in excavation and interpretation (London : Routledge & Kegan Paul), 1975.

Michael Lapidge and Michael Winterbottom (eds.), Wulfvtan of Winchester: the Life of St Ethelwold (Oxford, 1991 )

Robert Lowth, The Life of William of  Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, 3rd edition (Oxford, 1777)

Walter Oakeshott, The Artists of the Winchester Bible (London, 1945)

'Winchester Cathedral Chronicle'. 12 vols. and 2 supplementary vols., 1800 to present day, MS, WCL

 Dorothy Whitelock, M. Brett and C. N. L. Brooke (eds.), Councils and Synods with Other Documents relating to the English Church, I (Oxford, 1981)

H. R. Luard (ed.), Annales Monastici, II.- Winchester and Waverley, RS 36 (1865)

Derek Keene, with a contribution by A. R. Rumble, Survey of Medieval Winchester, Winchester Studies, 2, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1985)

T. F. Kirby (ed.), Wykeham's Register, 2 vols, HRSoc (1896-9)

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