COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm (1pm-3pm on Sundays). All services are now online only and everyone is welcome to join.
Exclusive to Winchester Cathedral?s shop, a replica of one of our carved roof bosses depicting a medieval minstrel playing the bagpipes.
A roof boss is a carving that covers the joins between the ribs of a vaulted ceiling. Made from stone or wood, a boss?s naturally rounded shape lends itself to a variety of designs. Winchester has over a thousand roof bosses, including this charming little musician.
The boss is made from resin and finished to give the appearance of the original stone carvings. It comes in a box, making a wonderfully unique gift. We also stock other bespoke bosses.