Original copper line engraving of Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire from The Beauties of England and Wales, published 18012.

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Published by John Harris, St Pauls Church Yard, Sept 1 1812

Drawn by F.W.L. Stockdale : Engraved by J. Hawksworth

An original copper line engraving from The Beauties of England and Wales (Volume VI) written by John Britton in conjunction with his friend Edward Brayley. 

The framed antique print shows a view towards the north-east side of the Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Saints Peter and Paul and Saint Swithin in Winchester. In the foreground are several buildings and boundaries situated in Colebrook Street, which were probably demolished in the 1960s, and now form the site of the Wessex Hotel. The cathedral was constructed of limestone from the Isle of Wight and the east end shows a mixture of styles and periods. In the centre is the Norman squat square tower and north transept begun by Bishop Walkelin in 1079, in a typical Romanesque basilica style with round-headed windows. To the front of this is the rebuilt Perpendicular style chancel that reaches the full height of the building and contains the choir and altar. It is supported by flying buttresses with pinnacles and larger windows. The gable end is closely panelled with octagonal turrets.

Further forwards is the retro choir added to the main body of the Cathedral by Bishop Godfrey de Lacy in about 1200. also visible are two of three chapels: the Chapel of Guardian Angels on the right and the C15th Lady Chapel in the centre of the retro choir. Hidden further around this south side the cathedral suffered much subsidence and the foundations were famously underpinned by the diver William Walker in the early 1900s.

This print is in a good clean condition and is presented in an ivory conservation quality mount and framed with a light walnut and gold wood frame with acrylic glazing. Price – £30.00.

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 178 x 120 mm

Frame overall size: 290 x 235 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg