Winchester College Publication A Winchester Walk - Page 18

A Winchester Walk 18
you can go on a tour , free with your entrance ticket .
Given the variety of styles in the Cathedral ( every major architectural form is represented , from Anglo-Norman to late Perpendicular ), it is impossible to fully describe all points of interest here , indeed difficult even to select highlights to visit , but it would be a pity to leave without seeing the following :
1 . The grave of Jane Austen in the North Aisle . Famously , the wording on her memorial stone fails to mention anything about her literary achievements , an omission that only a brother ( the author ) could make .
2 . The grave of Izaak Walton , author of The Compleat Angler , in the Chapel of St John the Evangelist and the Fisherman Apostles .
3 . The magnificent tomb and Chantry Chapel of William of Wykeham in the South Aisle .
4 . The 12th-century ‘ Winchester Bible ’ with its rich Romanesque illuminations , which can be seen in the permanent exhibition , Kings and Scribes .
5 . Antony Gormley ’ s Sound II , a sculpture of a standing man in the Crypt . When the Crypt floods , the effect of sculpture against water in the groin-vaulted Anglo-Norman Crypt is particularly striking .
Winchester Bible .
Sound II , Anthony Gormley .
On leaving the Cathedral , you might wish to visit the grave of Thomas Thetcher , a 26-yearold grenadier ( grenade-carrying soldier ) in the Hampshire Militia who died ‘ of a violent Fever contracted by drinking Small Beer when hot the Tomb of William of Wykeham .
Vaulted Ceiling .