SU4829 : Winchester Cathedral, West Window

taken 4 years ago, near to Winchester, Hampshire, Great Britain

Winchester Cathedral, West Window
Winchester Cathedral, West Window
During the civil war following the fall of Winchester Oliver Cromwell's troops occupied the cathedral and set about destroying all the 'papist idols' including al the stained glass windows. Following the restoration of the monarchy the shards of glass were collected and used to replace the West Window, however as it was impossible to recreate the original panes the result is a totally random design. For a view of the plaque dedicated to Jane Austen refer to picture SU4829 : Jane Austen Plaque, Winchester Cathedral.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4814 2929 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.6563N 1:18.8664W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4816 2928
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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