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.
The history of Winchester, the ancient capital of England and heart of Saxon and Norman royal power, can be traced in the art and architecture of its cathedral, one of the world’s most famous churches. John Crook’s fine historical text tells the cathedral’s story, from a small 7th-century Saxon church to the magnificent building you see today, while his superb photographs of its architecture, craftsmanship and art treasures vividly bring to life one of Britain’s most glorious buildings.
John Crook is an architectural historian, buildings archaeologist and photographer who has published many books and articles on subjects ranging from 14th-century timber halls to medieval saints’ shrines.